"Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? -- every, every minute?" Question asked by Emily, in OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder
What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475. The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.
Scott, thanks for these references & for your comment!