The place your foot lands is the last step

by DRM

 

First, sink the foundations.  Proceed slowly, make sure that each load-bearing point is set firm and square.  There’s no visible progress and patience, an understanding of the big picture, is required.

Then, erect the frame.  Distribute the force of the beams and girders across the bearing loads.

You have made the skeleton, strung the tendons.  The structure has achieved stasis.

The next step is dynamic.  Make every piece connect to the next, in its proper place dissipating the force of the additional load, contributing to the form and function of the whole, precise in its craftsmanship, innocuous in its simplicity.

That’s how you make something that has to stretch a long way, like from your imagination to mine.