exist with the conditions of the building what we inhabit. This also begins
to explain why we favor the appearance of a building restored to its "original"
health and suppress evidence of inevitable decline. This state of health
reflects the ideal of a timeless order, which classical architecture sought
to symbolize and embody. Though we may accept death in our bodies, we have
difficulty seeing it in the environments what we inhabit. Feeling the body
in the surrounding architecture draws the architecture into the body's temporal
nature and the instinctive concern with death.