This month I am participating in The August Break 2012, run by the lovely Susannah Conway. At the end of each week of August I will share seven snaps of life and seven slices of mind.
While my home isn’t the sun-filled, open-plan, surrounded-by-nature space that I’d love to inhabit, I’m grateful to have a place to call home, and to have a decent roof over my head:
1 / ‘Home’ (however that is defined) is in Chiang Mai, Thailand – something I dreamt of once, now a reality.
2 / Home is located close enough to everything that we don’t need a car, and we can bicycle or motorcycle to most places.
3 / Our landlords (of nine years) never bother us.
4 / We can decorate and renovate without having to get permission.
5 / Home is large enough to live in and work from (with a home office / creative space for two, and storage space for our book publications).
6 / Rent is reasonable, which also means we also aren’t in debt with a mortgage.
7 / I love the books, trinkets and artwork that fill our home.
“Every one of us needs a home. The world needs a home. There are so many young people who are homeless. They may have a building to live in, but they are homeless in their hearts. That is why the most important practice of our time is to give each person a home.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~