You win a contest to build your dream home. Tell us all about it. What features will it have?
Build my dream house?
House, where would I build it?
What would its primary purpose be?
I should say, the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peache.
In the distant village where father grew up, its a long evening walk to the neighbours place. Maybe a longer one to the temple square.
But the rivulet it is only a hop away.
This house would be very much along the lines that grandpa had his, four winged square with a central courtyard. one corner housing one wing housing the kitchen and the bath, sandwiched between the two would be the well and washing area.
The dining area would be open to the quadrangle.
One wing for the car park and a formal sitting room, and the family room, the other for the most important area in my life, the study with the library. Finally some area to sleep somewhere in this.
Of course summer would mean we sleep outside in the open courtyard where the jasmine and tulasi plants. The soft grass that the dew falls on.
It is of course the re-invention of the house grandpa built. Of course, thanks to the house, agreat many of our memories are housed, and if the house is a bit elaborate. If it has a cellar and a garret, noorks and corridors, our memories have refuges that are all more clearly delineated. All our lives we come back to them in dour day dreams,
As far as houses go they are fine, but home isn’t a set house or a single town on a map. It is wherever the people who love you are, whenever you were together. Not in a place, but a moment, and then another, building each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life. wherever you go.