Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Path to Rome Goes through the Paw Paw Patch

Paw Paw Tree in Overton Park, MemphisAll the greatness of the world is here and now, in the forests and imaginations and backyards of Memphis.

Don't believe me? Read this Wikipedia article on the Paw Paw Tree, the ubiquitous understory of the Overton Park Forest. Afterwards take the Sierra Club's second Saturday Old Forest Hike (next hike, December 8th).

Then go back in time, to tonight, and see Rome: Impact of an Idea at the Memphis College of Art in Overton Park (details). Thus prepared, you will be free of the neo-colonial conceit that Memphis is unworthy of the Idea.

By the powers invested in me by the Holy Writ of the Blessed And Sanctimonious Gates of Memphis, I command thee to do all of the above.

Memphis is Rome. Rome is Memphis.

Dead Urbanist Sixtus VExplore, discover, imagine, create, build, teach, learn, refine, repeat.

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Blogger Will Barrett said...

I don't get it

9:06 AM  
Blogger gatesofmemphis said...

It makes perfect nonsense!

5:55 PM  

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