Home is different for everyone. Home can be a big house or a tiny apartment. Home can be a temporary location, like a vacation in the mountains, or permanent, if you are so lucky. And everyone isn’t. Home is where the heart is, as they say. But what makes a home?
I think it’s the people, not the place. Stepping over that threshold evokes a special feeling like no other, made greater by who is on the other side. And a door is there to close behind you. A door is the first and last thing you touch when making the transition between the outside world and your home. A door leaves it all behind, if you allow it. It protects. It welcomes. It keeps the world outside.
Now that we’re back in North Carolina for two weeks before heading out on our big trip (I promise I’m going to share more details about that soon!) I wanted to share a couple of photos documenting our last few days in Brooklyn.
I thought our move would have hit me the moment we started selling a lot of our furniture a few weeks back. Nope, didn’t happen. That process just felt liberating. But, then again, I am one who loves a good purge.
Well, as you can see from the title of the post, we’re moving!! I’ve kept this secret bottled up inside for way too long, so you have no idea how good it feels to share it all with you. Ah! I seriously feel like I’ve floated to cloud nine now that the cat’s out of the bag.
Not too many days ago, my mom flew to visit us here in New York. Just as with any other visit she’s made, it’s hard to believe this one has already come and gone. Oh, but what a fun four days we had together though. We made sure not to make any plans for the weekend prior to her arrival, as we both knew no agenda meant absolutely no rushing. Looking back, that was the best decision. Four days spent in total relaxation catching up was exactly what the two of us needed.
The last couple of days have been a bit dreary here in NYC, weather wise. Lots of winter winds and rain. Lots of rain. Despite the fact the clouds decided to cry extra hard the one afternoon I forgot an umbrella, I somehow managed to snap the image above of the Flatiron Building looking extra magical.