When you see an aging building or a rusted bridge, you are seeing nature and man working together. If you paint over a building, there is no more magic to that building. But if it is allowed to age, then man has built it and nature has added into it — it's so organic.
But often people wouldn't think to permit that, except for scenic designers.
Film director David Lynch speaking of Beauty in Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity. Another one from the Tattered Cover haul.
Which I summarized in brief in an email to a friend in which I suggested he was welcome to the book now that I'd finished it:
p.s. & unrelated: just finished the david lynch book. strangely rambling & yet concise take on the connection between his meditation practise and his work in film/the creative process. a really light but enjoyable read. with some bizarreness like a chapter entitled: "The box & the key" followed by a single sentence: "I don't have a clue what those are."
the book's a little like a david lynch film, actually.
Needless to say, he didn't take me up on my offer.
 A Mullholland Drive reference, no?
Update: Speaking of David Lynch, @vasta just tweeted this: David Lynch on the iPhone »