Make the World a More Beautiful Place

New Year’s resolution worth borrowing. Make yourself feel as good as the world you create!

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Make the world a more beautiful place. Starting with where you are right now.

Hungerford Bridge postcard

(few spaces have been made as beautiful as London’s Southbank Undercroft)

Look, I’m not going to quit the politics and power-up the aesthetics. Nor am I going to go all self-improvement on you. I am as rabidly against the individualism of the how-to industry as I ever was. And there’s serious politics in beauty – just take a look at my post “art, violence, and the way we occupy space“.

But whilst this has an eye on the political – indeed it *is* political to the extent that it advocates the reclamation of public spaces for the public consciousness, and raising the minutiae of the everyday above the level of functionality to the plane of beauty – this is a New Year type of post. It is programmatic, manifesto-ish.

I want to do three…

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Author: philipparees

A writer ( mostly narrative poetry) of fiction and non-fiction. Self publisher of fiction and Involution-An Odyssey Reconciling Science to God (Runner-up Book of the Year (2013), One time builder ( Arts centre) Mother of four daughters: Companion of old man and old dog: One time gardener, lecturer, wannabe cellist, mostly enquirer of 'what's it all about', blogger and things as yet undiscovered.

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