Do two cells ever touch? Two fingers near each other, they come closer and closer but do 2 fingers ever touch. Do 2 atoms ever occupy a shared space? Do two cells ever share 1 location or do they just become closer and closer neighbors? To me it is clear, 2 can never touch or they become one. Our only option to become closer and closer, to witness.
To be witnessed is infinitely reassuring. To observe others and recognize another's struggle is deeply comforting. And it is in this in between that I see all life generated. That space between where a word is spoken and a sound heard. That freedom afforded in the midst of a tensile member supporting a compressive. An oscillation of opposites. The inhale and the exhale, and somehow life is generated. The positive and negative nodes and somehow in their exchange, electricity.
In architecture we have the capacity to create spaces for opposites to interact. We have the opportunity to generate the environment for this life generating synthesis. Inside and out, maximize the surface area. Expansion and compression: alternate abundantly. To witness to witness to witness.