Thanksgiving is this week. As we enter the 2014 holiday season, thoughts of home — the good, the bad, and the ugly — are inevitable. I hope that all of my readers are able to relax into their own sense of home, whether the feeling comes from reenacting old family traditions, or from creating something new.
Today, I want to share my just-published “Talking Art” column, inspired by the work of writer and urban forager, Marie Viljoen. In it, I explore what it means to create a home, whether it is a physical space or an image that you hold in your mind and heart.
To read it, please click here.
D. A. Wolf said:
This is a wonderful profile, Judith. And what an interesting woman! I’ve been thinking about the notion of home a good deal lately, being in a stage where one son is semi-settled and the other, still in college but away much of the time. My own need for home is great, and conflicts with a desire to be free of its burdens, which also conflicts with wanting my sons to have a place to come “home” to… none of which I’ve yet to reconcile.
Yes, I know exactly what you mean. I am torn in similar ways.
Leslie in Oregon said:
Me too. I hope that the Portland magnet continues to exert its pull on you, Judith!