I have no idea how to get my students to build a self or become a soul … and in the hundreds of faculty appointments I have participated in, we’ve never evaluated a candidate on how well he or she could accomplish it.*
The flâneur move through the city with neither a map nor a plan. He has to feel himself free and alone, ready for the imponderable.**
We must take what is out side of us
And then take what we find forming inside of us
Not forgetting that a soul take a
lifetime to grow.
*David Brooks’ The Second Mountain;
**Federico Castigliano’s Flâneur.