Having injured myself gardening last weekend, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time at my house. Seems to be a good time as any to put together a couple images and quotes about “home”.
“Our home is our corner of the world… it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word…all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home.” — Bachelard, Poetics of Space
“In authentic experience ‘home’, whether a house, a village, our region, or a nation, is a central point of existence and individual identity from what you look out on the rest of the world.” — Edward Relph, Place and Placelessness
“As a result of habitual use the path itself requires a density of meaning and the stability that are characteristic traits of place. The path and the pauses along that together constitute a larger place – the home.” — Yi-Fu Tuan, Space and Place[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqg_ZGcuybs]
“The Industrial Revolution drew the West indoors. Turning away from the natural world, huge populations gravitated toward a very different one made up of homes and workplaces that were warm and illuminated regardless of season or time of the day – although even on a rainy morning, it is lighter outside than inside with the lights on.” — Winifred Gallagher, The Power of Place