In proximity to processing

I'm currently reading two books by Richard Louv about the restorative effects of spending time immersed in natural settings. I'm getting the impression that nature can heal minds and bodies by its presence as eternal processing. Unlike mechanistic procedures which come to an end, natural processes appear endless, regenerative and nurturing. Rather than confine and control us, growing things liberate us from too much linearity and structure.

This use of natural processing bodes well for the replacement of costly colleges with collegiality. It suggests that higher ed for college dropouts can restore their emotional freedom in lieu of perpetuating their emotional baggage from negative academic experiences. It shows a way for higher learning to be good for our brains. It accommodates a shift away from print literacy to more immersive, oral and visual modes of comprehension.

It seems to me there is not much to say about this with printed sentences. There is, however, much to show about this with a multimedia vocabulary.

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