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Bittersweet Home

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We try mightily to create a place welcoming and comforting and comfortable for ourselves and our loved ones; many times we succeed in that effort and we and others find the place we’ve put together a friendly and warming place to be. Others find a temporary home more to their liking and build a series of families and homes throughout their travels. Yet others prefer the mobility of a moveable home, whether on land or sea, always with the option of picking up and leaving. And there are those who have no established home, either by choice or by circumstance. But all these definitions of home involve the assumption of a place or a non-place. In truth, we all carry the only real home we have or can ever have with us, encircling us, all the time. For the only true sense of home can be found internally and only with the desire and ability to know ourselves intimately and only by taking the time to honestly answer the questions we pose ourselves. The most important aspect of a home, comfort, can never be achieved unless we are comfortable with ourselves and therefore comfortable in our interactions with others so that we can invite them into our space. Though we may not be carrying our home on our back, we do have it with us and are responsible for it all the time. Are you comfortable in your home?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

5 thoughts on “Bittersweet Home

  1. Now we are talking. A bitter home to put ourselves.

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