Recently I went to the Dallas museum of art and they had the For a Dreamer of Houses exhibit and I was in awe! I don’t think any exhibition has moved me as much as this one has. It explored the idea of what a home means to you and all the items, rooms in a home. It made me realize that I need to value home more, the everyday household items that we take for granted can be places or things that prop us up and make our lives better.
This season I’m staying home both physically, spiritually, and metaphorically. With our whole world asking us to stay in and no ending in sight. We have to fall back in love, for many that has been home improvements, for others it’s going back home to live with parents. But for most it’s finding what and where home is.
Spiritually- My church has this whole plan that your spiritual growth comes from different areas of the house. Each area represent a very important part of your spiritual life.
Physical – When we think of our physical house, are the rooms messy, undone or organized and meticulously clean? My outer house always represents what’s inside my mind. I have been very unorganized lately and my closet is feeling the disorganization. My house is also currently in a renovation in the living room.
So recently, I went to a super safe museum visit on a date night and I don’t think i have ever been more in love with and felt so deeply as this exhibit.
I found these 3 different installations of houses as what my mind has felt like, what it may look like and what I want it to look like.
The first of the houses is a seasonal house in neon bright lights displaying each season and in the middle a non-stop playing movie of different randomness. As I said before I always love to enjoy each season and every holiday. This is a celebratory house.
The second house is what all of the thoughts and sensory ideas that come in unfiltered and tangled up together. All the emotions both good and bad are all fighting to take center stage in my mind.
The third house is what I want my house to represent, what I want you to feel like when you come around me. Peace, calm, transparency and intricacy.
I welcome you to enjoy your home both inward and outwardly in this season.
Your gate is what lets into the house, just like your eyes. What are you letting past your gate.