What do we mean when we talk about home?


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/20/what-do-we-mean-when-we-talk-a.html


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Several years ago, novelist Richard Ford wrote a contemplation on the meaning of ‘home’. Had to go internet digging to find it—here it is, teaser excerpt below:

But more important, is it so bad if we don’t have a rock-solid sense of home? Or only have a weak one? Or maybe just don’t have one yet? Home-less-ness is always imagined, in our security-obsessed era, as a bottomed-out and desperate state, akin to being a man without a country or to a life like a character in a Beckett play or that figure in the Munch painting—gaping, yawing, moaning, at-risk pointlessness. Only I wonder if all the residents of that state think it’s so bad? I bet not.


#4

I’ve really enjoyed this series. I have never lived anywhere near L.A., but the stories are “relatable.”

Looking forward to the next season.

My one complaint: There’s soemthing about the format of the MP3 files that my portable player doesn’t like. They play fine on my desktop system.


#5

Oh yes, the house on the hill, Shirley Jackson wrote a lovely story of the place that will always be home to me.


#6

My mom had that book.


#7

ah the beautiful memories that never go away and fill your every moment for all eternity.


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