Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday Thoughts...

“…she made her home in between the pages of books.” 

 Maggie Stiefvater

The word home is such an important and evocative one.  It asks us all sorts of questions, to which the answers no doubt change over the course of our life.  Where is home? Where do you call home? Where do you feel most at home? What makes a place home?  So many ways of pondering and thinking about the notion of home.

When I think about where I feel most at home or what suggests the sense of home to me, there are a few answers; but one of them is most definitely books.  With me, beside me, in my hand and reading them.

Books offer a real sense of security and contentment, they are fulfilling and friendly and allow me to be myself. All good aspects of home.

Today is UNESCO World Book Day so it's great that Thursday Thoughts turned to books this week! It is three years today since Susan and I began our collaborative books, and we met again today to talk books, prepare for our exhibition and reflect on the magic that the project has been.

We will be exhibiting our collaborative books and other individual works at Noosa Regional Gallery in October - November this year. More details will be available soon!


The pages within my collaborative book in this pair, always feel like home - it talks about conversations I have with people I love and care about.

8 comments:

  1. i love this that you wrote: "Books...allow me to be myself." yes, YES!

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    1. Sorry for my tardiness V - but YES indeed they do!

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  2. "I cannot live without books."
    My all-time favorite Thomas Jefferson quote.

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    1. Ah yes indeed Liz - they are at the top of my list for a desert island and the like...go well.

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  3. ah books they are the constant in an uncertain world & re the nature of home, Jay Griffiths has written "Hearth: A Thesaurus of Home" in 4 parts you can read them online here
    http://staywhereyouare.fvu.co.uk/jay-griffiths/

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    1. I shall head off and save those pages Mo - I love exploring the notion of home and what it means and how it changes...go well.

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  4. Lovely post on this special day!
    xox

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    1. Thanks Anna - sorry I'm so late replying. It is a fabulous day indeed and long may we celebrate!

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