17 thoughts on “a new model”

  1. Hi,
    Oh my he was a very handsome man. 🙂
    I love the Fuller quote as well, it is always best to restart, or turn a different corner, rather than stay on a path that is taking you in the wrong direction.

    1. He is rather handsome, isn’t he? 🙂 Turn a different corner, create a new path, and leave the things that don’t work so well to fizzle out on their own. Wise thinking!

  2. I had not heard about Mr. R. Buckminster Fuller & I had to look upon the wiki links. 🙁
    Yes, indeed a handsome man! The quote got me thinking. Its a brilliant approach to make a change. Perhaps, this is how our organizations evolve too. Thank you Barbara, I learnt something new.

    1. You’re welcome, Sonali! I’m sure there are many geniuses from India who I’ve never heard of either!

      When I was ten years old I traveled with my family to the world fair, Expo 67, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. I was mesmerized by the geodesic dome Fuller designed for the United States pavilion. He was a visionary for sure…

      More recently we visited the gravestone of this inventor, architect, engineer, mathematician, poet and cosmologist, located in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We were looking for the grave of one of Tim’s ancestors when we found “Bucky’s” grave.

  3. Well I was going to say “isn’t he handsome”, but that has already been noted (multiple times!) so I will note his eyes, there’s a huge amount of thought going on within his soul. He also has a look of determination, and wisdom.

    1. I found this at Wikipedia:
      “Fuller died on July 1, 1983, 11 days before his 88th birthday. During the period leading up to his death, his wife had been lying comatose in a Los Angeles hospital, dying of cancer. It was while visiting her there that he exclaimed, at a certain point: “She is squeezing my hand!” He then stood up, suffered a heart attack, and died an hour later, at age 87. His wife of 66 years died 36 hours later.”

        1. And a blessing, too, when a couple is in love, that neither one has to go on too long without the other…

    1. I think of this in regard to the energy crisis, among other things. Perhaps we won’t get rid of big oil by fighting against it, but by continuing to build wind turbines and install solar panels, slowly and eventually fossil fuels will become obsolete…

  4. Very good philosophy.
    Sorry, Barbara, it’s been quite a while since I’ve been by. Brain’s just not quite right at the moment, and little sleep.

    Hope you’re well. Hugs.

    1. It was good to have you drop by for a visit, Val! Sorry to hear that you’re still not feeling so well, though. 🙁 Sleep is so important to healing, I hope you’ll find a way to get some more of it soon! Will have to mosey on over to your place soon… *hugs*

  5. Such an inspiring quote, and thank you for the information about R. Buckminster Fuller, especially the personal ‘aside’ about his ‘love story’. There are no coincidences!

    1. You’re welcome, Diane! The longer I live, the more clearly I see synchronicity almost everywhere I look…

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