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How to Change the World - On Sitting in a Chinese Garden

How to Change the World - On Sitting in a Chinese Garden

In the latest edition of the experiential review series "How to Change the World"  James Thomas takes us to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, B.C. James thoughtfully observes the emotional qualities of the garden's architecture and reminds the reader to appreciate the wonders that often lie right under our nose or in this case, behind a wall: - The Chinese Garden is a little enclave of harmony planted in the midst of a city. It is the same way we are. Little organic bodies moving through an ecosystem of concrete, steel and fumes. The sounds of the city peek over the garden walls. The tall buildings look in from their deep foundations.The city birds perch on street lamps and perch in trees.

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