Monday, July 12, 2010

Genius ... another perspective.

For the Romans, ‘genius’ was one word predating our contemporary idea of potential.  The Roman word ‘genius’ was used to designate the particular spirit of a place - that convergence in a landscape of plant, terrain and weather whereby, say, any specific tree has an utter, enchanting uniqueness.  In a sense, that tree can never exist in the same form at any other moment of time and space.

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