We live in a world where a massive amount of capital — money, time, energy, creativity — is invested in objects that have no other purpose than to inspire. To aesthetically please. To brighten up an area or evoke a certain feeling or imbue a ‘vibe’ to a place or people or culture or whatever.
That’s just insanely, incredibly awesome.
There’s still plenty wrong with the world, of course, and I doubt we’ll ever have every detail worked out perfectly; it’s our lot to pursue horizons, only to replace them with new horizons any time we chance to catch up with the sky.
But there are things we do well. Things that, if you would have looked in on us at many points in human history, would have seemed unlikely, verging on impossible.
And that’s something.