On doing things for yourself

I’ve long been a fan of M. C. Escher and his works. To get a daily fix, I’ve got a calendar that has one of his drawings/etching/etc along with a quote for each day. The following was on the calendar this past weekend:

A personal experiment, an edifice where one has to dig the foundations and build the walls one-self, stands a good chance of turning into a ramshackle shed, and yet one might choose to live there rather than in a place built by someone else.