Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Geometry and Anguish

Mural on Lafayette Street

"The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extrahuman architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. At first glance, the rhythm may be confused with gaiety, but when you look more closely at the mechanism of social life and the painful  slavery of both men and machines, you see that it is nothing but a kind of typical, empty anguish that makes even crime and gangs forgivable means of escape."
Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca, The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

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