"Rhythm is not necessarily a part of civilization: a return to the world is not a return to the ´primitive´; the world man creates is also "nature" - refrigerators, cars, planes, bridges, motorways, concrete high-rises are not ornaments, nor mirrors. They are alive, they have their own existence, they give as much as they take. They are not of lesser worth than rivers, woods, mountain ranges. The Earth just is, and man´s inventions no longer need to be invented. They are part of the universal blueprint. What perhaps remains to be discovered is the rhythm of cities and machines. It is already separate from human senses and the functional idea, outside. Outside."
J M G Le Clezio: Jordisk extas