Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Raleigh: City of nothing special at all

Raleigh is the "city of oaks," but oak trees are not particularly distinctive. Maybe that's a good thing, says the author of the forthcoming Oak: The Frame of Civilization. "The persistent, the common, the various, the adaptable is valuable in itself. The oak's distinction is its insistence and its flexibility. It specializes in not specializing."

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