Home: Refuge from the Elements

 

To customize and decorate your home is important, it is an extension of your self and should represent you as you see, a place to feel those comforts that a home embodies.

 
My warmer vibes are melting away and sweater-by-sweater that wicked winter is here. I do my best to reminisce on long lit days of heat and happy faces, begrudgingly trading down to endless winter blindness accompanied by my desire for days past.
 
My memory not being as reliable as I would like to believe it to be, with the influx of technology, more often than not, memories sit in the neutral area between reality and misrepresentation, imperfect accounts of past, distorted, patchy, renovated and reinterpreted over time, making them vulnerable to corruption and subject to decay, leading to a distorted sense of past and self. We often retaliate against this gradual decay with daily reminders, mementoes, photos, art, gifts and vacation nick-knacks all on display for our minds to preserve past for our present. 
 
This style we invent greets us on a daily as adornment to our refuge from the elements.  
We collect within our home the necessities right along side the relics of our past and tools for the future. All protected under the luxury of four walls and a roof.
 
Even though providing such important needs as security and comfort, our dwellings truly show their worth in the colder months, becoming a staple in our winter routines, as a backdrop to life; our homes bestow an overwhelming nostalgia as a gathering spot for loved-ones and significant events, allowing us to create these golden memories, our snap shots in time.
 
To customize and decorate your home is important, it is an extension of your self and should represent you as you see, a place to feel those comforts that a home embodies, allowing for your home to grow and change as you do through the life that revolves around it.
 
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