Dateline: 9 May 2014
"Classical education is an agrarian form of education. Modern education is industrial. The human body is made of the dirt of the ground; we can't know ourselves apart from the garden. It's simpler, more local, more focused on the rhythms and harmonies of nature and the soul. Someday, perhaps, we'll be able to see it again. But in my view, classical education must work dialectically with farming to restore a mind that is bound to reality—and happy to be so bound, like a happy marriage or a successful farm."
Fellow New Yorker, Sarah, D., sent me the above quote. It comes from This Link. I'm not familiar with Circe Institute ("cultivating wisdom & virtue"), and I don't know much about classical education, but I sure do like the quote!