A flâneur is defined as:
the person of leisure, the idler, the urban explorer, the connoisseur of the street.
What strikes me is how apropos is the flâneur’s approach to the world in the here and now.
Observant, immersed, knowledgeable and acknowledging everything around her.
The flâneur is of the people, networked in the community, able to navigate the ebb and flow of ideas, theories, and forces around her. Controlled, yet intrigued.
What a thoroughly modern skillset and approach to the amorphous world we inhabit.
Participatory but not carried away; aware but never dogmatic; full of delight rather than zeal. A clear eye on the world, with one foot in. Curious, undaunted, ready to disorganize.
It’s a flâneur’s life for me.
This Much We Know.