Do you have any house spirits? Brownies? Lares? Cofgodas? Do you find your familiar speaking with something under the stove or in a corner?
When moving, we rarely feel at home as soon as we cross the threshold. How do you build a home in a new place?
When moving, my personal library is one of the first things unpacked, even before the bookcases are. They are in many cases my extended family and personal friends. And then before my books get properly sorted, I unpack and set up my altar.
Although to be honest, my home is based less on objects, than they are they people. I cannot think of home being anywhere my husband is not. We’ve only been married three months, but he’s such a huge part of my life.
What makes a home for you?
PS. Although, I’d give my left leg to have that log cabin pictured above. 😀
Hestia (meaning hearth or fireside) is a Greek virgin goddess of the hearth, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, and the state. She is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Her Roman equivalent is Vesta.
“Reader, where’s your back there? Where did you start from? Who “knew you when”? How far away – in mile, in time, in emotional space – are you now from back there? I changed when I left Dellwood and went to college. What first changed you? Do you ever go back there? How do the people there react to you now? When you “came out” as a pagan, what did they say back there?
If your back there and your home here and now are as divergent as mine are, how do we reconcile the differences and still keep the love of our families? Think about your family today. In what ways are you still their baby? In what are you an autonomous adult? What part of back there will you always carry with you, no matter where you go?”