Inhabit with Intensity

dace

"After having followed the day-dreams of inhabiting these uninhabitable places, I returned to images that, in order for us to live them, require us to become very small, as in nests and shells. Indeed, in our houses we have nooks and corners in which we like to curl up comfortably. To curl up belongs to the phenomenology of the verb to inhabit, and only those who have learned to do so can inhabit with intensity."

-Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, p. xxxviii.

I've been reading all day and I wanted to share this particular passage. Isn't "inhabit with intensity" the most wonderful turn of phrase?

........................................

Image from dace's beautiful Spring 2009 collection.