Insight and Caution

by Tom Carroll

Sir Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” This quote at face value is nothing more than a commentary on architecture. The logic behind this quote is applicable across many endeavors not just the construction of a building. Its most profound applications arise when one considers the totality of ones life. That which we have constructed now holds and directs us. We must be mindful and exacting when composing the structures in our lives, for they can inspire us and imprison us.