The Poetry of a Home
What is it that makes a house a home(besides the people and pets who live there)? It’s the poetry- pieces from stories of a family’s life - pictures, travel souvenirs, religious relics, antiques, and personal touches - including the types of candles we like to burn. You know - stuff. We can live without it all. But we’d miss it. After all, it’s what makes a home feel homey.
Maya Angelou said, “Home is a refuge not only from the world, but a refuge from my worries, my troubles, my concerns. I like beautiful things around me. I like to be beautiful because it delights my eyes and my soul is lifted up.” Our home tells the story of who we are. It holds what we love - people and things alike. We all know which of those matters most, so no one’s advocating things over people here. But there’s no denying we are fans of bringing things into our home that give glimpses of where we came from and what’s important to us. By doing so the “stuff” in our home augments the family values and history for the people living there as well. So make sure it’s good stuff!
Below are some images we found (again, on pinterest mostly) that show just what we mean about the poetry of a home.