“Home wasn’t a set house or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.” -Sarah Dessen
It’s day 24 of this 30 day challenge. This has been quite a journey. For the most part, I have not been striving for perfection – a hard thing for me to let go, but instead, I have been seeking enjoyment and discovery. I wanted to learn more about my materials and myself. Thanks for all your comments, though, and encouragement so far — only six more paintings to go.
For me home has definitely been among those I love – friends and family. My dad was a pilot in the Air Force. I was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved about every two years until he retired when I was fifteen. Then my husband and I have moved quite a lot. He designs and builds theme parks, so we’ve lived in California and Florida mostly – but we’ve moved back and forth between those two states many times. Now we say, we have found our retirement home in these mountains, but he’s had the same vagrant lifestyle with his family because his dad was in the military too, so I’m not sure we know how to stay in one place.
“Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.” -Robin Hobb