Just as an architect, the writer must consider not only the external form of the structure they design but also the interiority of those that will inhabit; that is you, dear reader. There is in language the material symbol, as the words on this page; and the ideal form, as that which you enter into. Take the individual that knows no English, for them the material symbol remains, yet no ideality is possible outside of understanding. As with architecture, the experience of this ideal aspect will depend on one’s prior knowledge, experiences, mood, etc. One may associate high walls with the claustrophobia of a prison, for instance, or with the compound where one felt safe; so also with language. The world is tinged always, as in language and architecture alike, by the sediment of the past.