Staying home
Cycles and crescent moons

Going home

Nattadon Hill

“The desire to go home is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood.”  - Rebecca Solnit

Nattadon Hill

“Home is not where you have to go but where you want to go; nor is it a place where you are sullenly admitted, but rather where you are welcomed – by the people, the walls, the tiles on the floor, the followers beside the door, the play of life, the very grass.” - Scott Russell Sanders

Meldon Hill (view from Nattadon)

"I don't mean what other people mean when they speak of a home, because I don't regard a home as a...well, as a place, a building...a house...of wood, bricks, stone. I think of a home as being a thing that two people have between them in which each can...well, nest." - Tennessee Williams

Nattadon Hill

“For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog.”  - Roger Caras


Reminds me of a quote by the German Author Cristian Morgenstern,
"Home is not where you live
But where they understand you" Makes a lot of sense to me.

Thank you for this thread of thought. We invest so much in our notion of home and it means a myriad things all at the same time.
I wish my home to be a harbour and safe haven, the place of peace. We look for the like minded in the places where we dwell but we should also attempt to embrace those who are other than ourselves.

Maybe that is why the displaced need objects from home to create that sense of place. Foci for the memories, beyond monetary value as they have become totemic. Much like a child's toy, a comfort that transfers home with them where ever they go.

over at Art Propelled Robyn has put up a beautiful post about the intricate pleasures of nests-

Robyn's nests combined with your quote yesterday-
'Twytha Tharpe once said: "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." '
brought to mind this Superb Blue Wren nest that I drew for my xmas card back in 2006
I love how she used spider web for binding

Wonderful quotes today! And so timely for us....Oh! To live where you love!

home, home, sigh. i get home and wendy, who perseveres still, greets me with 40 pounds of happy border collie. heaven.

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