In interior places as in this lavatory, we peek at the outdoor world, the ever-changing environment that surrounds us and demands our attention now and then. We are entities to ourselves, our needs primary and basic, our survival high on our list. We forget that we are part of a larger environment.
I'm thinking of how we shut ourselves from the world in our dream houses. We forget hunger, cold, extreme heat, thirst, wind. We see the world trough windows we create, and we manage, sliding our drapes over a bad view, turning our heaters on cold days. We don't know hunger any more, and we don't understand anyone who might be hungry.
Surrounded by features we install, mirrors to show off our best features, we are in caves all day long, year in and year out.
It's too easy to become islands.