A Home for the Soul

Nest“If we do not learn how our homes can care for the soul, there will always be a gap between who we are and where we live.”

Anthony Lawlor

Nest2“There is some of the same fitness in a man’s building his own house that there is in a bird’s building its own nest. Who knows but if men constructed their dwellings with their own hands, and provided food for themselves and families simply and honestly enough, the poetic faculty would be universally developed, as birds universally sing when they are so engaged? But alas! we do like cowbirds and cuckoos, which lay their eggs in nests which other birds have built, and cheer no traveller with their chattering and unmusical notes. Shall we forever resign the pleasure of construction to the carpenter?”
— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

And now for a sing-a-long…..


4 thoughts on “A Home for the Soul

  1. This is wonderful! I have three found birds’ nests which are scattered about the house as decoration. Now, I’m going to have to find a wonderful way to add these words of Thoreau to their display!

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