Saturday, January 6, 2007

We inhabit one another

The spaces we inhabit are what we believe them to be. Our beliefs are based, in varying proportions, upon our expectations, experiences, memories, hopes, and fears, which, in turn, are formed by, with, and in response to movement, touch, heredity—in short, our bodies, in other spaces, with other bodies.

Culture is our context. That is, we become the context for one another. You are the place against which, through which, and with which I understand myself. We learn, appropriate, adapt, alter, and create anew one another's forms, and my forms become yours, yours become mine, allowing each one of us the possibility of creating, recognizing, communicating, and experiencing a meaningful existence.