• Gravity is measured by the bottom of the foot; we trace the density and texture of the ground through our soles. Standing barefoot on a smooth glacial rock by the sea at sunset, and sensing the warmth of the sun-heated stone through one's soles, is an extraordinarily healing experience, making one part of the eternal cycle of nature. One senses the slow breathing of the earth.

    Juhani Pallasmaa (2012). “The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses”, p.62, John Wiley & Sons