Are you in love with your home? Or, what ”home” means?
Enjoying our homes is a really special luxury and privilege. Everyone has their own idea of what a home should look and feel like. Do you love your home? Does our home love you back?
“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”
Clutter and disorganization very quickly make for an unhappy home, an uncomfortable and frustrating space in which to live. There’s much to do in the world all around, but there is only one “home.”
Emily Dickinson spent her entire mature life at her family’s homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts. In a letter of 1851 to her brother Austin she wrote, “Home is a holy thing — nothing of doubt or distrust can enter its blessed portals . . . . Here seems indeed to be a bit of Eden which not the sin of any can utterly destroy.” Samuel Beckett an Irish writer, dramatist and poet who passed on in 1989 was notorious for his love of his sparse apartment and for his resistance to the world, spreading his ideals of minimalism.
“He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832
I know that since my dad died (Dec. 4) that home has felt rumbled by an earthquake, or maybe just tremmers, knowing that it won’t be there forever.
Home where we grew up, it’s not the houses really, but the people and energy around which we dance when we’re together - no matter how frustrating, crazy-making, dysfunctional and wonderful, it’s still home. Mom is still “home,” literally and figuratively.” But when she’s gone, it will be one of many homes that will have been lost and never to be experienced the same again.
“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.” ~ Christian Morganstern
Do you love your home? The more you can create your home to be that loving, nurturing, happy and peaceful place that is your castle and your Eden, the more your home will love you back - and everyone you invite into it - every day of the year.
Declutter. Reorganize. Realign the energies in our abode so that you can truly dwell in it.
Blissings, from my home to yours.
“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.”