Thursday, March 19, 2009

Familiar Strangers (10)

Home ownership is a funny thing. You invest so much of yourself in creating a space. And then you leave it. How much of your influence remains after the new residents have moved in?

We live in a house built in 1890 and I like to imagine all the memories that were made from events and images here. Each occupant had some influence over the space that has been cumulatively created.

One family, in particular, invested a lot of love into this home and I recently got a letter from them.
I have never met the former owners (we bought from the people they sold to) but I have learned a lot about them.

Today I am writing them a return letter.

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