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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

All Roads Lead Home

There is one last gift for all in Annie’s Gardening Corner. It is a gift of particular importance during the holiday season yet some may not be fortunate enough to experience the true definition of ‘home’. As Claire Cooper Marcus points out in her book ‘House as a Mirror of Self, “A home fills many needs: a place of self-expression, a vessel of memories, a refuge from the outside world, a cocoon where we can feel nurtured and let down our guard.”

In each blog post, Annie, that’s me, offers gardening inspiration, recipes, design ideas or anecdotal messages to inspire a feeling of ‘home’. There is something awe-inspiring about the world of architecture and landscape architecture in all its grandeur. Yet the true definition of ‘home’ is as Cooper Marcus states, “… different things to different people.” She found through her research that “Some people, wealthy enough to own several houses, never felt “at home” anywhere; conversely, others felt great contentment in a single studio.”

Your gift today is to yourself. Find the true meaning of ‘home’ and during this holiday season, share your gift with those less fortunate. The inspirational thought for the day by Marjorie Holmes can help you find your gift. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.”
Photo by Greg Bilowz
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