Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

The power of thresholds - transition -

from The Architecture of Happiness

    by Alain de Botton

    "Our designs go wrong because our feelings of contentment are woven from fine and unexpected filaments.  It isn't sufficient that our chairs comfortably support us; they should in addition afford us a sense that our backs are covered, as though we were at some level still warding off ancestral fears of attacks by a predator.  When we approach front doors, we appreciate those that have a small threshold in front of them, a piece of railing, a canopy or simple line of flowers or stones - features that help us to mark the transition between public and private space and appease the anxiety of entering or leaving a house."

    Notice today your weavings in and out, and where you feel supported, defended, safe, and where exposed, and is that okay?

    Today,  I am feeling the lift of the helicopter - up and swoosh.   It is like being the Nike symbol.   I am lifting and swooshing through this day.  I am a fall leaf, at play.

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