“Why is it worse for us to say that an angle is cold and a curve warm?  That the curve welcomes us and the oversharp angle rejects us?  That the angle is masculine and the curve feminine?  A modicum of quality changes everything. The grace of a curve is an invitation to remain.  We cannot break away from it without hoping to return.  For the beloved curve has nest-like powers; it incites us to possession, it is a curved ‘corner’, inhabited geometry.”

from the chapter “Corners” in The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard.

photo across my office


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