Thursday, July 2, 2009

houses







'The house, quite obviously, is a privileged entity for a phenomenological study of the intimate values of inside space...

...For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word. If we look at it intimately, the humblest dwelling has beauty...




...the unconscious abides. Memories are motionless, and more securely they are fixed in space...



The house we were born in has engraved within us the hierarchy of the various functions of inhabiting. We are the diagram of the functions of inhabiting that particular house, and all the other houses are but variations on a fundamental theme...

...And so, beyond all the positive values of protection, the house we were born in becomes imbued with dream values which remain after the house is gone.

Gaston Bachelard The Poetics of Space.





Well, we are objects in a wind that stopped, is my view...

Anne Carson