I’ve never really felt ‘at home’. I’ve lived in lots of houses and spent most of my life living in one city but rarely felt ‘at home’ in a place. I wonder what it is like to feel at home somewhere? Is it tied to a place? A person? A feeling? I’m not sure.
This challenge comes at a very interesting time for me. I’ve just moved house, city and state, changed jobs and moved from the south west of Australia to the Central North coast, in the tropics. It’s vastly different. I’m homesick, but it’s not for a place. I just have sense of yearning, longing for some connection, to feel whole, to feel full, to belong, to feel content but not bored. As I don’t have a ‘place’ that feels like home, I went through my photos to find some images that made me feel whole. These images remind me of a time that I felt the most alive, the most settled, clear, and connected with my core. Maybe that’s what it’s like to feel at home? In the process I’ve realised that I feel most at home when I’m out in nature. Whether it is hot or cold, I feel most ‘at home’ when I’m away from the bustle of a city and connected to the earth. I love to feel its rhythm and voice, the raw elements of earth, air and water. Rocks, trees, flowers and creatures complete the picture. I am at home in the quiet, natural rhythm of the earth.
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