Nature enchants, but so do artifacts. Man-made complexities also can provoke wonder, surprise, and disorientation. Take, for example, the exciting and slightly unnerving power that personal computers can wield over their owners, as when one finds it difficult to pull oneself away from the screen after playing around on the Internet too long.
I gave his request all the consideration that it deserved.
I realised that the search for the Knowledge has encouraged us to think of the House as if it were a sort of riddle to be unravelled, a text to be interpreted, and that if ever we discover the Knowledge, then it will be as if the Value has been wrested from the House and all that remains will be mere scenery.
Time is of no importance. All that counts is the duration necessary for a seamless development.