Monday, March 14, 2016

I understand that feeling.....................

      In J. G. Ballard's sci-fi short story "The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista," there are psycho-sensitive houses that can be driven to hysteria by their owners' neuroses.  Picture sentient walls sweating with anxiety, a staircase keening when an occupant dies, roof seams fraying from a mild sense of neglect.  Some days I swear I'm living in that house right now.

-Diane Ackerman,  The Human Age:  The World Shaped By Us

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