On, In, and Around Mondays: Our Creativity House Keeping
My house is messy.
Not the dishes (they're done). Not the counter-tops (they're wiped). But the common spaces.
Books stacked, artwork strewn, cards built into mansions, sculptures tucked in an around our ordinary things.
I can't keep up with the stream of creativity, the interests, the experiments. I clean around them.
Home educating has always required this of me. The willingness to let the dining room be strung into a massive web or let the stairwell be home to a doll playland complete with zipline.
This past week, my kids went to an extended family function. While they were gone, the house got cleaner. It was nice to see the couch with its pillows all lined up in a row. I do like a place with a little more feng shui.
But then I remember that feng shui, as orderly as it can be when applied to a living room, was also strongly associated with the architectural planning of tombs.
I'm sure there's some kind of balance to be found. A living, creative place where you can walk from one end to the other without detour. But I haven't found it. To let my house be alive with creativity has meant a rather large dent in our feng shui.
Maybe even after the kids are gone some day, I should leave it this way.
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)
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