Landscapes of Home

‘I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in cities so much; you may love a building, but I don’t think that you can love it in the way that you love a tree or a river or the colour of the earth; it’s a different kind of love.’ – Arundhati Roy

One liner Wednesday

22 thoughts on “Landscapes of Home

  1. Ruth that is exactly what I feel. I was brought up in the countryside and the love that I have developed from the things of the countryside could never have been developed in a city or a town. I love this quote

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      1. It certainly does. I live in a town now, and dislike it. I think you luve in London too don’t you. I yearn to move back into the countryside but it isn’t possible. I an 71 now, and can’t bear the thought of being here until I die. Thankyou for the quote. It might just inspire a poem later today 😊

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      2. Yes we live in London for now, but hopefully not forever. I’m 55 now, and certainly feel the pull of home tugging on my heart-strings in a way it never did when I was younger 🙂

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      3. I understand that SO well ruth. I long to get back to my home village but at our age it is hard. Selling houses is not easy and ours is not worth that much. We used to live in Waltham Abvey. I don’t know if you know it. A lovely place.

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      4. I suppose for me it’s not only that I feel attached to the landscape, but also that the familiarities of the landscape feel attached to me, to my sense of self, as if in part I am where I grew up. Sounds weird, I know, but it’s how it feels… 🙂

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  2. Having grown up in a small town to parents who took us on vacations geared toward nature, I much prefer being in the middle of a forest or next to a lake. Breathing in the air alone is so different!

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      1. Oh, I do miss the stars, living here in London – I can still recognise some of the constellations when I do get to see them, though, which feels so reassuring 🙂

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