Alphabetarion #Arrange | John Williams, 1965

Anni Albers (1899–1994), Design for Smyrna Rug, 1925

“As he worked on the room, and as it began slowly to take shape, he realized that for many
years, unknown to himself, he had had an image locked somewhere within him like a shamed
secret, an image that was ostensibly of a place but which was actually of himself. So it was
himself that he was attempting to define as he worked on his study. As he sanded the old boards
for his bookcases, and he saw the surface roughness disappear, the gray weathering flake away
to the essential wood and finally to a rich purity of grain and texture–as he repaired his furniture
and arranged it in the room, it was himself that he was slowly shaping, it was himself that he
was putting into a kind of order, it was himself that he was making possible.”

John Williams, Stoner, 1965

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