This is the second installment in a series, Find Your Creative Voice, based on the article 10 Questions that Will Help You Find Your Voice over at Accidental Creative, because it’s so important to find your voice when building a comfortable nest, be it a one room apartment or a sprawling mansion. I will be answering the questions that author Todd Henry has posed, and I hope that you will answer them too.
In case you missed the first installment…
Question 2 :: What makes you cry?
I’m not much of a crying type these days, which I suppose is a good thing. Some of the things that bring me to tears are serious tragedies, like the things that make me angry.
But there are things that make me feel sad and wistful, with a sense of “if only,” much of it having to do with home and family.
It is sad to see families separated from one another and separated from their homes, as so many have been recently through job loss and foreclosure.
Families should have some place to call their own, no matter how small – a place where they can feel shielded from how harsh the world can be sometimes.
While human tragedy is certainly of much greater importance than what happens to any building, it still does instill a sense of melancholy in my heart when I see the demise of a former beauty like this one…
…who stands empty, lonely, and in disrepair on the fringes of my town. It leads me to wonder what lives were lived there and what memories are lost from families over the generations.
I wish I could save these beautiful structures and the families who lived in them, as well as the families who would so benefit be restoring homes like this. Maybe someday that wish will come true. Seems like I’m uncovering part of my creative voice already…
What makes you cry?
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Up next in the series…What Have You Mastered?