If you are such a person, could you please step up to the plate? Because I believe we've got some talking (and reckoning) to do.
First off, I'd like to collect wish-lists. Yes, that's right: wish-lists.
Try not to worry about there being a significant danger that what you wish for will immediately materialize. That's not likely. But still, even so, you can get every bit as wild with this call for help as you want, as you will allow yourself:
"The improbable, we can do. The impossible may take a little longer."
In fact. Please Do Get Wild. My prediction is: You'll be better off if you go for it, even if you're feeling unprepared. Forget the obstacles. We are talking "free-fall zone for wishes." Hit me with 'em, please, whether or not you think I'm ready. Whether or not you think you are ready.
[Side bar: I was introduced to this approach to wisdom by followers of a materialist-oriented branch of Buddhism called Nichiren. I did not stick with Nichiren although I have remained friends with people who still chant Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo while focusing on the Gohonzon, a scroll-like copy of the Fourth Lotus Sutra that has been hung altar-like in a place of honor for the ritual ceremony of chanting. I didn't continue with the practice myself because it didn't feel right for me but my encounter with Sakku Gakai happened in the middle of a situation to which I am sure the I Ching would have responded with its implacable good advice: "No blame."] [And the fact that I let it go hasn't meant that I feel I cannot/should not reflect on it.]
Anyway: on the way to The Wish-Lists, no doubt you'll like to know there are Some New Developments Happening at Arcosanti, and from where I stand (or sit) those developments look to be Useful & Interesting. If it takes some people resorting to visible kicking and/or audible screaming for Useful and Interesting New Developments to materialize, so what? So be it. Amen. Selah.
"Remember the good, gay Times, dear," J's granny advised. But when it comes to coping strategies, don't forget: "Change" is the linguistic equivalent of "Likely To Happen."
[Side Bar: Anglo-dominated societies may be morally Victorian and expect projections of Self to be Edwardian. But simultaneously they assume those projections will permit them to appear Modernist. Ergo: the complexities of our historical/cultural underpinnings can be a fabulous balloon that allows us to rise up (and up and up and up) so we can see out and over ourselves, just as readily as those underpinnings can be a stone weight that holds us down to the bottom of the river of life. Drowning in the waters through which we all must travel on the way to death from birth isn't how I'd prefer to celebrate the trip.
So now I now you, gentle readers: WHAT IS IT WE WISH TO SEE? WHAT DO WE WISH FOR OURSELVES HERE? HOW DO WE WISH TO BE PERCEIVED?
For example: ARE ALL THE WATER-SITES ON THE SITE OF ARCOSANTI CONNECTED? IF SO, HOW? IF NOT, HOW NOT? WHY NOT?
WHAT DOES THE INTEGRATION OF THE WATER SYSTEM HAVE TO DO WITH IT?
Stay tuned: that question is A Big One, hearkening back to the assertion of Paolo Soleri that he was "merely the plumber." As if: a) plumbing wren't essential; and b) he knew anything about plumbing. (Sorry to have to say this but it should be fairly obvious that he did not know much about plumbing.)
For now, let's start with "Triple Bottom Line Accounting" for the emerging ArCooperative. I like this! And I wager you will, too:
Yes, come to think of it, on my own Wish List is a proposal for Arcosanti to undertake a new Theatrical Production of Anouilh's ANTIGONE as a fund raiser for the new acoustic baffle that is needed for the Colly Soleri Music Center's sound stage, to provide quality performance space for the Spoken Word.
Welcome, Poetry Slams, Shakespeare, Flamenco - what you dare!
LET THE DREAM BEGIN TO PLAY AS WELL AS IT CAN DANCE ON STILTS!