Thursday, October 13, 2011
Checking out a new home
I am very excited about furniture today. I ordered furniture for my new office, and my living room furniture for my condo is arriving tomorrow.
What this means is that I will soon stop feeling as if I am perching. I will feel that I can begin to settle in.
I wonder why we need our physical props - the desk, the chair, the sofa, the table, the bed with pillows and linens - to populate the basic shelter that is unquestionably one of our basic needs. We don't all have the same desires about those props (I don't have a TV, for example, but I do have three Apple devices; others don't eat at a table in a dedicated space for meals; and I won't name names but some of you don't really need beds with linens), but we want some items for our nests, nonetheless.
If you were moving into new space, what would you feel you needed the most to feel as if you really lived there?