we took an unexpected vacation to the beach on Tuesday night and came back late last night. I did bring my laptop and there was an internet cafe just around the corner, but I didn’t turn on the computer all week/end.
I did however catch up on some quality book reading. Awhile ago Caroline told me about House Thinking: A Room by Room Look at How We Live by Winifred Gallagher and I have been reading it slowly ever since and made a huge dent this weekend. Gallagher’s book talks about how the American home has evolved over time, our emotional and psychological attachment to our homes and questions what makes a ‘YES’ room and what makes a ‘NO’ room. It’s a little architecture mixed with sociology mixed with feeling.
I will continue to maintain that having a great home isn’t about spending a lot of money or keeping up with all the latest decorating trends or riding the "what’s in and what’s out" roller coaster. A huge part of why I started blogging is to get people thinking about and questioning the idea of home and to encourage everyone to develop their own style in order to nurture their home and in turn nurture themselves.
I’m thinking of doing a mini-blog-series loosely based on the book because I really feel like it is more in line with my intentions, hopes and daydreams for this blog. To be honest, I’m a little nervous about doing this, mostly because of my complex about my lack of writing skills, but unfortunately I don’t have time to take a blog writing class, so I hope you’ll bear with me. I think it’ll be a learning experience all around for you and for me. If you feel moved to do so, grab a copy of the book (you can get it used and possibly at your public library) and follow along!
Hope you are all well!