Chapter Two


Dwelling, however, is the basic character of Being in keeping with which mortals exist. Perhaps this attempt to think about dwelling and building will bring out somewhat more clearly that building belongs to dwelling and how it receives its nature from dwelling. Enough will have been gained if dwelling and building have become worthy of questioning and thus have remained worthy of thought.

Martin Heidegger

Poetry, Language, Thoughts1

As far as we can discern the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.

C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections2

Merely to exist is not human nature. Yet how the environments we create shape who we become is not fully comprehended in design. ...

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