|St Jerome Appearing to St Augustine|
Giovanni di Paolo c 1456
Maybe it is a good thing for us to keep a few dreams of a house that we shall live in later, always later, so much later, in fact, that we shall not have time to achieve it. For a house that was final, one that stood in symmetrical relation to the house we were born in, would lead to thoughts—serious, sad thoughts—and not to dreams. It is better to live in a state of impermanence than in one of finality.
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
Master of the Osserbanza c. 1445