The famous stained-glass windows of the gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, contain a magnificent lesson.
A library should not be merely a practical, ugly place to store books. Rather, it must express the beauty, nobility, and superiority of man's intellectual capacities.
God is not found in agitation. True happiness comes from recollection, calm, reflection, and prayer, not agitation, noise, and sensationalism.
Before modern technology, speed, and mechanization created the "masses", even the common illiterate people exuded a rich personality that bursted with life.
Even simple household objects can express great meaning, creating an ambiance that rests the soul as well as the body.