The Very Spring and Root

An engineer's adventures in education (and other musings).

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April 2012

I’m really pleased with how the lighting came out for WITTENBERG. Thanks to Jessica for doing such a great job on the design given my crazy requirements. The interplay between the different switches actually gets pretty complex, getting used in various combinations to achieve the desired effect for a particular scene. 

If you want to see it in full glory, come see the show!



It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful, but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do.

Henry David Thoreau (via Annalyn)



quote from “The Sparrow”

Aside  Comment

I’m presently reading Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow, and came across this passage that I really liked:

He was always working or laughing or studying, and his intensity and humor made him seem ageless. She knew something of his life, having worked with him, and recognized him as one of her own kind: an eternal beginner, starting over and over in a new place in new circumstances, with new languages, new people, a new commission. They had this in common: the continual rushed confrontation with change, the feeling of being hothoused, forced to bloom early, the exhausting exhilaration of doing the unreasonable not just adequately but well and with grace.

It felt apropos.




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