Billionaires And Buildings
✍🏾 Two cushioned chairs positioned for a view through rectangular panes overlooking a lawn holding on to winter coats in frost is more than what the billionaire blueprinted for an architectural rendering when allocating his bequeathment—a windowless dormitory for scholars.
Warren Buffet keens himself for peculiar company. Both read avidly every day and diet on whatever eats acid away from car batteries—the cola kind. Longevity, when piqued by a life’s passion, revitalizes the soul. Even Queen Elizabeth tables some tongue-tickling delicacy for her afternoon routine of Earl Grey tea. Food satiates some quiet necessity for peace.
When I read of the windowless dormitories and the deleterious claustrophobic cinder-blocked walls bottling in students for antidepressants or whatever alleviates the anxiety wintering over the mind, I delved into the biography of the billionaire who thought up such monstrosities. He’s Mister Buffet’s aficionado, and that means certain things—someone phoned in a favor for an Ivy-league degree. Brilliant. Skip the undergrad diploma and go straight to start. Windowless dorms. 🤔
I know a smidgen about windowless spaces. The scanning contraption of the future descended somewhere beneath the ground until Dante’s purgatory cannoned across my mind. The meandering walks after the doors opened to air each day probably saved a physician’s prescription for some mild stimulant.
I pastured my way to peace, and when Baskin-Robbins ladled hot fudge dripping down two mounds of vanilla ice cream, my stomach turned into a jackpot for every windowless day.
The billionaire building out his legacy is nearly one-hundred years old. Some dentist will appreciate those teeth left for drilling when the scholars numb up in a chair someday.
A domicile can nudge inhabitants for commingling outdoors—trekking along a rugged terrain of conifers needling out their green; a winding between mountainsides and a river; or an unleashing of that terrier barking this morning, until the cold air in open jowls shivered peace into the wind.
Source: KJV Chapter 15: Verse 16
“Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.”
“Better a little with fear of the LORD than a great fortune with anxiety.”
Source: Queen Elizabeth Breakfast
Source: Windowless Building
Source: Charlie Munger and Billionaire Building