Thursday, 15 August 2013
Looking at the work of Henk Wildschut http://www.henkwildschut.com/work/shelter-2/shelter-photo/ I began thinking how strong the craving for home is, how deep in our core is the need for a place of comfort and stability. Home is a stronghold, a sanctuary. When our homes are great enough we can begin to sustain ourselves, grow food, and offer shelter and sanctuary to others. Home for me is also a state of being, my core stability, the source from which I am able to create, to grow and to provide for myself, and then my family, my friends. These are just beginning thoughts but referring back to Wildschut's work again it seems that the shelters and gardens the refugees have built are physical manifestations of their belonging. So our homes represent us, our own capacity to belong, to sustain, to grow and to support others.