WholeBe builds awareness upon understanding things grow together triggers design sensibility. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Concrete: Grow Together


How is the word “concrete” used in daily life? Wholebeing awareness builds upon understanding things grow together triggers design sensibility.

The universal root + definition of Concrete

LATIN | concrescere {grow together}

  1. tangible, conclusive in material as an object
  2. real, conclusive in existence as definite
  3. solid mass created from separate elements

Deniel Libeskind said, “And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.”

Write something. The tool you use and the material written on were once separate elements. Now they are used as a concrete method of communication. Letters of the alphabet are elements that combine to form a word. The elements together make a word concrete in daily life.

Speak aloud. The act of voicing what’s in your mind begins with vague idea from within and then creates a statement that exists by your words. Words become concrete in daily life.

Childhood memories are also concrete in daily life. They continue to build and connect with new elements to create new realities. A vagueness of memory is the separation of elements. They splinter into tangible and conclusive forms.