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Wander project home and the tone of home…

The concept of home is an interesting one. Home isn’t portable, but it isn’t fixed either. Home is the place we are when we feel safest. Or it should be, people need a safe place in their life. For too long in our world, we have forgotten to address those around us as people first. Let’s think a bit today about the sound of home. What does your home sound like? I know over the years the very sound our home has changed. The location of the sound within our home has changed. Many years ago when we lived in Cincinnati Ohio we had two different noise locations. In our apartments and townhouse, the noise was all over, those were smaller homes, and noise doesn’t travel far.

Our last home in Cincinnati the noise moved to the living room. We converted the traditional living room to a sitting area for the kids to have as a playroom. The noise in the house started in the living/playroom then often. Small children make more noise than large adults. Other than large adults watching college basketball. At least one adult in the house used to yell at the TV. Not anymore, if I yell at the TV now, Dylan bites my feet. My wife told him he was a good dog for doing that, so, now he does that. But for the most part, the noise came from the living room. The house in Greenwood was larger, more space and the kids moved from the center of the house to the upstairs.

The noise moved with them. Although outside with their friends and the pool, the noise was there as well. Now, there is so much less noise than there was. The very noise of home changing over time. As children grow the noise begins to fit more with the adult world. Children make a gleeful noise, adults not as often with the gleeful noise. Adults tend towards the quiet side of glee. Time and the passage of sound is part of the home. It is a part of what we seek when we come home. That reality of noise that is both disconcerting and comforting. A measure of what we consider to be home. At the end that is the tone, we call our home. An evolving sound that brings memories

  • Do you think there is a “tone” when you are home?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you feel different at home than you do when you are away?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is traveling stressful for you?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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