Saturday, July 20, 2013

Italian Reflections (Cont.): The Platypus Travels Part XXIII

Ephemera.  Ephemeral.

It's the little details that make a place a place.  Those little details are what artists and set designers seek out to give that final touch of reality to their creations.  They're also often what gets ignored and so they weather, crack, and fade away into nothing: the dilapidated old house at the corner, the row of fence posts with their rusted barbed wire, the cemetery at the edge of town.  In our McWorld, these are the things in all their impermanence and unimportance that in the end create definition and individual identity.


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