Liliane Limpens Insight View 15 januari 2017

HoMmmm

 
   
     
  One of the most meaningful activities we are ever engaged in is the creation of a home.  
     
  We need to get home to remember who we are. Our homes have a memorialising function, they are  
  helping us to remember, strangely enough, ourselves. Creating a home is frequently such a demanding  
 

process because it requires us to find our way to objects that can correctly convey our identities.

 
     
  The quest to build a home is connected up with a need to stabilise and organise our complex selves.  
  Its not enough to know who we are in our own minds. We need something more tangible,  
  material and sensuous to pin down the diverse and intermittent aspects of our identities.  
     
  We are not vaunting ourselves; were trying to gather our identities in one receptacle,   
  preserving ourselves from erosion and dispersal.  
     
  Home means the place where our soul feels that it has found its proper physical container, where,  
  everyday, the objects we live amongst quietly remind us of our most authentic commitments and loves.  
     
 

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