About eleven years ago I lived in Brooklyn in NYC, and my landlord there had been a student of "Mies". He spoke very fondly of his old teacher. He was probably the most outgoing landlord I ever had, and that was certainly the most charming apartment I ever rented. The building was extremely worn, but he had made some creative improvements that made it the perfect blend of old and new. He was an attentive landlord who seemed to care very much about his tenants and the spaces in which they lived. He always gave credit for his skill, and his positive attitude toward his tenants (and tenant's rights) to "Mies". It made me wish I had met "Mies" myself. Ever since then, I have tried to have a greater appreciation for architecture of all kinds, whether naturally formed or man made . I don't share the same belief in "God" that Mies did, but I do feel more motivated to learn about architecture, particularly in terms of how it can influence people's feelings and behavior.