Why build: a request for life?

The second question after "Where will you park it?" is "Why?"

I want to build Lil, quite simply, "...because I [wish] to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if i could learn what it [has] to teach, and not, when I [come] to die, discover that I had not lived..."

Uhm...nah. I'm not so noble of character, as much as I'd like to be. In reality, the project requested its own life - I'm just along for the ride.

(my apologies to Henry David Thoreau)