Wednesday, October 24, 2012

There's No Place Like Home


I'm not Chinese. This should come as no surprise to anyone. Then again, I'm not certain I have any Welsh blood coursing through my veins either. But it does seem more likely as I can verify that I'm approximately 25% Scottish. In the neighborhood, so to speak. Which is why I have decided to abandon feng shui as a method to achieve ch'i in my home and embrace cynefin. I consulted my favorite Welshman, Chris, for the meaning, which has no single counterpart word in English. Chris says that cynefin is a Welsh word that roughly translates to home. Habitat. Environment. Not the house itself, but the space that you personalize. How you use color and objects that truly make it yours. Which makes it feel portable. So I can take my cynefin with me wherever I go. Home. It's where the cynefin is.


    2 comments:

    Jacquelineand.... said...

    And since cynefin is where you are; you carry home with you.

    Hmmm, rather like a turtle.

    Yes, I did have to go there.

    Bellona of Avalon said...

    I need to get a "like" button!