Thanks so much for "Feat of Clay" (by Barbara Moran, Nov. 11) about Joseph (Diliberti) and his fired clay home. His uncomplicated way of living and ecological awareness is one hopeful vision of the future that does not include the doom and gloom projected by many who are witnessing the transforming of our techno-society.
Although his life choices will not appeal to everyone, certainly his evident ease of spirit, peace and contentment (though by no means complacency) can be envied by many. Comfort, as Joseph demonstrates so well, is something quite outside Holiday Inn-type conveniences. Living in harmony with nature is a process we should look forward to rediscovering.
Our society's widespread feelings of isolation, fear, frustration and malaise may find a balm in Joseph's idea of self-sustaining, self-affirming communities. And if we can do all this and not have to meet mortgage payments too, what more can we ask?
CATHERINE R. LEACH
Pine Mountain Club, Calif.