built shelter…

Architecture
at its core
is built shelter.
As such, it frames –
becomes a window to
the world within, as well as beyond.
At its best it awakens us,
brings us more fully into the present.
We become more aware,
most of all of life itself
– our lives.
As an enclosure,
it both embraces and liberates:
it anchors one safely to the earth
and at the same time
releases one internally
from the bonds of gravity.
It captures us
while setting us free.
It inspires us
as it takes our breath away.
It makes us cry.
It makes us happy
to be alive.

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