Wednesday, May 12, 2010
It's wild in there, I discovered—seemingly wooden panels erupting into the scenes above (and just as suddenly the scenes disappear and the "wood" settles back in, only to precipitate another visual eruption) and strange, storybook figures doing balancing acts far above one's head. I needed that kind of disorientation today, and in discovering it, I found myself remembering myself years ago, a University of Pennsylvania freshman to the sophomore who was Brian Roberts. He was just a guy who liked to dance back then—a nice guy, a very decent one—he was that to me, at least, who had no idea what actually lay in store. Today, as the Comcast CEO, he's one of the wealthiest men in the world, a man who often uses his position on behalf of public good. The past can seem strange, when set within the context of the present. The future lives in this building now. History only lives in my head.