Poetics of Space

It’s rewarding when I find a quote that sums up something I was feeling. I don’t believe that I am ever unique in these feelings, but it is comforting to hear someone say it back to you in their own language.

Distance disperses nothing, but on the contrary, composes a miniature of the country in which we would like to live. In distant miniatures, disparate things become reconciled. They then offer themselves for our “possession,” while denying the distance that created them. We process from afar, and how peacefully!

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The Poetics of Space
Gaston Bachelard