and it leads to... what
I've never been good with gravity.
I'm clumsy and tripping over or falling into things seems to be a hobby.
However, recently, my biggest opposition seems to be climate.
Outside, we've hit the point where it looks warm because it's sunny, only to realize that it's bitterly cold because of that same sun. Inside, there is no light. My room is arranged in such a way that my roommate's loft blocks part of the window. Once I get over there and open the curtain, I'm only in the room for long enough to experience a few hours of sunlight before it's gone. I'm afraid of what the winter means, since I'm not from quite this far north. If I don't get enough sun light, there might be some kind of dorm killing spree. Kidding. But there is a point where I just need some light that isn't from a box somewhere in my room.
The lack of humidity when it gets to be more like winter is a personal issue.
My nose likes to bleed, especially when it's less humid out. That means that I get one at least once a week during the winter because of how cold is. Yes, blood is kind of a disgusting topic. But it's something that I have to realize is inevitable once is starts getting colder. I actually welcome illness, as it's a sign that my nose has a natural way to clog itself instead of deciding to bleed at random moments, like early hours of the morning. My room isn't humid either, so it's not like I can do any better inside as a measure to stave off the evident medical technicalities.
When it feels this dreadful to go outside (I expect to actually get an autumn, not a summer one week and winter the next), I wish it would just snow and get it over with. It seems like the temperature and the wind and everything want to say "snow!" but it doesn't. It doesn't even rain that much. I really need a good storm to at least set a dramatic mood for the dramatic changes in the weather, like the 20 degree difference between the afternoon and the evening. However, I'm glad that percipitation hasn't made it inside, as my bed is right next to the fire sprinklers that, apparently, have insane amounts of pressure and cold water. On a side note, I think it's really awesome that that building in Dubai actually had rain inside of it. I really like rain, when wanted, and I would love to be in a raining building. But rain in my room would ruin the violin, not to mention everything else of value or sentimentality or that can't withstand a high pressure blast.
I can't resolve any of my issues with nature itself, so I'll have to just resolve by coexistance. If I had some all mighty powers, that would be pretty sweet, and I could reak some havoc or, you know, be all nice and thoughtful about droughts and stuff. However, my indoor environment just seems like too much of a hastle to change. I open my curtains as much as I remember to, but there's always never enough sunlight. I could invest in a humidifier or some nose drops, but I hate sticking things in my nose. It's just a place on my body that likes to be as it is, instead of some invasive procedure.
And every night, I just have to hope that someone doesn't do something stupid and smoke in the building, or that I dont kick the fire sprinklers. I really really really hope that I never have to oppose them.
Why is there nothing about human vs. another human? Or even human vs. itself?
In architecture, we have to face other people in order to approve an idea or to make it feasible with a team of engineers, designers, construction workers, and whatever other less generic positions exist. Also, there has to be a certain anount of angst that one gets with one's self, meaning s/he wants to change the entire thing but second guesses him/herself.
I guess I wish there were interpersonal oppositions so that I could talk about how I've been against myself for a while. My mind likes to find some way to settle one something that's wholely unproductive and awkward, meaning I have internal conflict.
I guess Ozayr's conflicts were trying to address more of the natural and designed environements (you know, the title of the course), but I never see much opposition with nature, because I love it.