The way of Ignorance – Wendell Berry
The word ignorance feels a little like a slap in the face until you begin to see. I am learning to embrace my multifaceted ignorance allowing openness of mind. With that openness I have greatly enjoyed this group of essays. This is the beginning of a personal journey into Berry’s work.
For many years I’ve been evolved in conversations regarding the state of our environment. As an architect I have worked on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects. This organization and so many tireless proponents have improved the way we make buildings.
Yet I have felt incompleteness in the conversation. To often materialistic solutions are proposed to problems created by rampant materialism. Wendell Berry is far more holistic in views that are broad and deeply rooted.