February 22, 2024
We must always mirror on houses we knew rising up
We must always mirror on houses we knew rising up

One is all the time at house in a single’s previous. — Vladimir Nabokov

This week I got here down with a extreme case of nostalgia. The phrase, from the Greek nostos (return house) and algos (ache), completely captures the bittersweet agony I, and I’m betting you, really feel once we lengthy to return to the place we grew up. And may’t.

What tripped this latest bout was a sequence of workouts design psychologist Toby Israel recommends in her new e book “Designing-Ladies’s Lives: Remodeling Place and Self” (ORO Editions, April 2023). Notably, Israel believes you may go house once more — by design.

The e book illustrates how all of us, consciously or unconsciously, repeat components of our early houses in our later houses. If we wish to channel one of the best from the previous and never repeat the worst, we should always mirror on the houses we knew rising up.