[CR]4. Re: "Meant to Be Ridden"

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Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:48:33 -0400
From: "G L Romeu" <romeug@comcast.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]4. Re: "Meant to Be Ridden"

Now you are the fellow that quoted Keats that did not see the irony of employing support of a producer of such utilitarian 'objects' as poetry in support of your argument...

Anyway, I do not believe you are in the minority. This world is becoming more and more virtual, the majority of human interaction is being moderated with a digital screen, water cooler conversation are the exploits of an observed tv actor or sports participant, and the visual is trumping all the other senses. some of us, which seems to be the real minority, feel that truly experiencing a bicycle (and many other things) involves an interaction beyond the glance of an object hanging on the wall. I wonder where evolution will take us...

Might as well make a big photograph, or employ a good trompe l'oeil painter to truly make a visual experience.

> Now I am the fellow who quoted Keats on this list not so long ago (Beauty is
> truth, truth beauty," etc.). I received one lone congratulations from a
> fellow member, so I am sure I am in the minority here. But it seems clear
> to me that there comes a time when a "utilitarian" object passes into
> history, and deserves to be preserved.

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