“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man…”
—Thomas Jefferson: Resolutions Relative to the Alien and Sedition Acts
Doors are approximately the height and width of a woman or a man. They are slightly larger, still, in order to accommodate for furniture, which is itself always measurable in body-centric formulations. For the most part, all furniture consists of various forms of resistance to gravity. Furniture always resists the flooring. Walls are also forms of resistance to gravity; they simultaneously serve as a shield against an outer world. Walls, however, are far less body-centrically formulated. Doors act alternately as both a shield and a breach. However, doors breach precisely in order to maintain the greater integrity and function of the surrounding wall. Furniture rarely affords any measure of protection. Doors are approximately halfway between a wall and a piece of furniture. Doors are humanized walls.