Today is the big day. We’ve officially started moving into the AS220 Black Box and building our room within the room for Before We Begin. Jed found a rock on the beach last week that is our guiding force for the visual aspects of the room:
There are a lot of reasons why this rock is a powerful symbol for what we’re building. It’s simple and grey. It’s round and ovally. But it also is deceptive. There is a strange tork to it — a kind of divet if you look close. It has these vague lines and circles. It has a great weight. It kind of makes you feel calm and also in love with how nature makes such perfect objects.
We had a mid-day trip to an unnamed hardware store where we bought all the wood that could possibly be available to two people not building a home, and then brought it back to the space. Here’s Jed in shopping mode:
While there we got to ask ourselves, “What kind of wood paneling should we get?” Thank goodness for that rock. It might sound nuts but it guided us toward the exact right wood siding.
And more and more more!