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Baptism correlates the constructed human home with the natural environment, which emphasizes the human home’s vulnerability. Baptism presents us with a frozen moment, in which the house could be sinking or emerging. Its stillness stores potential in both directions. Environmental qualities of home, as a structure that endures powerful forces of change, enable both its vulnerability and its creative potential. When the natural world incites decay or destruction, it facilitates a cycle of regeneration. The home is animated by the same cycle. Its destruction enables its creation which both enable its vitality. Baptism visualizes home’s potential in both directions, toward dissolution and emergence.