Interior Monologue

Another sitting by the fireplace picture invites us to think of interiors, our own and our home’s. 

These are quotes reflecting on the interiority of the self, but can they also be commentary on your home’s interior? 

What you seek is seeking you

You’re not in the mountains, the mountains are in you. 

y de Cuba de José Martí 

Vengo de todas partes, 

y hacia todas partes voy

Artes soy entre los artes 

y las montes, montes soy. 

I come from everywhere 

I’m going to all the places 

Among the arts, I am art 

In the mountains, I’m a mountain

And now to think about your home’s interior. 

“Every home has its own pulse.  If you live in it awhile, it tells you what it wants to be.” Robert Kime 

“An empty room is a story waiting to happen, and you are its author.” 

This quote reminds me of Virginia Woolf’s  A Room of One’s Own

which is a must read to consider the precondition of writing a book of fiction.  What kind of interior is right for you to develop your interior dialogue? 

Hannah Arendt’s Life of the Mind also explores differences in thinking and willing and for thinking of course you’ll have to be having a long conversation with yourself, and with interlocutors you may need solitude to write about. 

Finding the way to your home’s best interior is somewhat like finding the path back to oneself, which is the theme of many books in literature including Herman Hesse’s Demian. 

If you want to read more about interior design, check out this article. 

Here’s another article on interior design styles and the names they are given. 

And the latest on luxury interior design can be found here. 

There are some good tips on how to think about luxury home interior design in this article. 

You are definitely going to need a fireplace if you’re going to read about Chuang Tzu, who dreamt he was a butterfly  and did not know, when he awoke, if he was a man who had dreamt he was a butterfly or a butterfly who now dreamt he was a man”. 

All of this begs the question Can I transform my home’s interior so that it pulses, it provides a place to tell stories by the fire, and is the interior set up so that the interior of each family member can fully develop inside its rooms? 

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