“of the tradition of taoism & zen architecture, you go to this hill here, you bow to it and say, “good morning”.

And say, “I want to live here. What kind of house would you like to have on you?”

“…And The hill says I would like a house that would disrupt me as little as possible, because I have a game going on here.  I have a huge complexity of plants & insects and small animals that have managed to keep this hill here.  To retain the hill & prevent it from falling down.  So the hill suggests to the sensitive artist or architect to build a house that does not interfere with the ecology of the hill.  And so he thinks, how will I do this”.   Alan Watts


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