Our homes, just like our bodies, seem to grow and deteriorate at the same time. Its a beautiful opportunity to appreciate and even revel in the natural order. One of my favorite chairs is fraying and at a point where most people would replace or re-upholster. But I love the chair's shabby and well-loved look. Maybe its important to respect the decay and live with it for a while before mending the holes, shreds and thread bare bits that expose our underbelly. Living in harmony with wear and tear is one way to find that special kind of bliss I call Bohemia.
|Map of Bohemia 1896|