How Do Houses Live?

A storm is easier to weather under a roof and the sturdy walls beneath it. Space can only be measured in a room with a floor below and a ceiling above. A house is the mind of its owner made visible. Every stitch of clothing, stick of furniture, every book and bibelot, brass tacks the owner like a moth to a mounting board. Houses are the spiritual expression of our choices, or lack of them, of our imagination or of its absence.  Where we lay our head is truly where we live our lives. In a house we our more than the smoke through our chimneys.