exploring my roots + places I've called "home"
but also exploring things that make me feel at home that transcend space and form
I've moved from place to place, and while I recognize the privilege of being exposed to many beautiful cultures, I also can't help but feel displaced at times - especially not being taught to make space for my own culture. So this is a journey in rediscovering and deepening my roots, and exploring what "home" means to me - whether that may be somewhere physical or an intangible feeling.
Martín was writing about building a house of origins, saying that when you build a home, you have to make sure that everything in your house carries stories that you would like to pass on to your children.
A lot of people think about dwelling as the physical comforts, as decorating your house in a certain way that makes you feel good. But this can happen while building relationships to place, building relationships to the communities that have ancestral ties to these landscapes, and also building relationships directly to these landscapes. These are often overlooked when people think about dwelling.