The House Must Mean Something – II

I owe an apology to my readers for the previous post. Of course, I’ve already apologised, at the end of the previous post. So, this apology is for those who gave up before they could reach the end of that post. It was a post full of possibility that was, unfortunately never converted.

But this post is not about the apology. It’s about the last post. So, it’s a post about a post. Or a non-post, if that’s what you would call the previous post. (which is potentially a non-post).

A long-lost-and-now-found blogger friend offered an insight into what the actual content of the previous post could have been. Well, she didn’t actually suggest that it could have been the content, I made up that part for myself. It was about Going Home. There is envy when you see such beautifully written posts, but there’s happiness in equal measure, because you were able to experience it.

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The House, for me has always been the predecessor to a Home. A home is an existent experience of many a splendour and wondrous things. A house, not so. The only thing it can mean anything is a possibility — of being a home. You know what I mean – the oft-quoted cliché: “four walls make a house and four people make a home” and the various permutations of that idiomatic expressions. And while I still cannot put a finger on the genesis of the title of the previous post, the house does mean something. Just one thing, actually – a possibility. And in that, there is much we can do; much we can achieve.

And, of all the things that we can do with it – is that we can make it our own; make it our home. That is what a house means. But we will have to be open to that possibility, give it due consideration – walk around in it and see where we can hang our dreams, how we will fix our hopes, and with what hues we will paint our joy. Some houses are easier to consider than the others. They are stencils that provide a sneak preview of how our home could be. Some other are blank canvasses. They are a little difficult, yet full of opportunity.

And when the house is your home, it can mean much more; much, much more.

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2 thoughts on “The House Must Mean Something – II

  1. ‘a post about a post’….a meta-post?

    By the way, I think this thought is still evolving (much like a house that is evolving into a home). I was happy to see that you labelled this ‘The House Must Mean Something II’ hinting perhaps, that III, IV and V are to follow?

    The wonderful thing about blogging as a writing medium is that it is a conversation. It can keep evolving, getting added to. Watching for more.

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    • Meta has been on my mind for a while. Not sure if you have seen Met-Curiosity? Actually, the Part II was only as a followup to the non-post that preceded. But now that you say it, perhaps there is more? Maybe. Maybe not.

      Reminds me of my 1732 series. After the first 1732 post, I thought I was done. But I was reminded of more things. Maybe the house shall mean something more. Maybe there will be more conversations! :)

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