Dwell. One of my very favorite words. Lingering and pondering and getting cozily comfortable are concepts that can get behind with the abandon I generally give to whatever I pursue, and I also love its verb/noun dichotomy - that a dwelling is place in which to do that lingering and pondering and settling down.
To me, it's cup of tea - a knitting project in progress - a fresh page in my journal and fresh ink in my fountain pen - reading books on the couch with Brooklyn - snuggling Tobin to his tiny heart's content - watching a movie with Adam, but only half paying attention to the movie - replying to letters - accepting the challenge of finishing a stack of library books before they're due back... introversion and community blended together in perfect harmony.
And that's the sort of dwelling I'd like our home to be - one that's as inviting as a cup of tea, as warm as a scented candle, as engaging as a challenging project, as loving as baby snuggles and toddler hugs, and as hard to walk away from as a good book.
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