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February 2, 2010

Made by Hand

"A man quietly cross-cutting walnut planks

for the floor of his house cannot expect much from a world like this. In his crowded shop in the corner of his yard he is Brunelleschi and Frank Lloyd Wright at a table saw. He is a dusted Juan de Herrera with a line of credit at the lumberyard. Joseph Strauss over some angle iron, wielding the oxy-acetylene.
"But out in the streets among his people he is a stranger now, on the outside of tight, suspicious circles of activists and organizers. He is a drop of oil in a watered-down assembly. A maker of things in a place that has given up making for simply moving. Out there in the streets he is a misplaced and disenfranchised thing, not so much despondent as disappointed." -- The Dipso Chronicles: Disenmanchised

Posted by Vanderleun at February 2, 2010 1:06 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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