Innermost House Weblog
September 28, 2012
I read all of your comments aloud. I find that speaking your words is a truer revelation to me of what we are all sharing here together. If the meaning of a post seems veiled, you might try slowly reading it aloud...
FLESH AND BLOOD
September 26, 2012
From the moment we left Innermost House, those who knew of our homelessness expressed what I can only describe as a kind of avid longing for me to reassure them that I now experience life in the world much as I did life in the woods...
September 24, 2012
Leah and Pam, last week you asked a very important question. I have been asked it many times by earnest seekers of the innermost life. You want to know what it is that makes the difference for me at Innermost House..
September 21, 2012
When I am out in the world I find things bewildering, disabling, noisy, ugly, and unbelievable. And irritating. Cars on the street. Music in the stores— and almost everything else in stores...
September 19, 2012
We have spoken of what I call Timeless Time. I don't know exactly when that phrase first arose in my mind. I cannot even remember a time I didn't think of it that way...
A PLACE TO BE FREE
September 17, 2012
We have always begun with a room. I know that sounds unimportant and even contrary to the problem of our isolation, but for us it has always been our beginning. A room of our own is a way of accepting our isolation...
THE QUALITY WITHOUT A NAME
September 14, 2012
The Timeless Way of Building and A Pattern Language were published about five years before Michael and I met. When we first discovered them those books were a revelation to us...
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
September 12, 2012
I am not a practical person, but the practical facts of Innermost House are important to me. Whatever it is that I am, I have a mind and a body, and I think that must be significant. I have been given a mind and body for a reason...
September 10, 2012
It is a strange thing, this remembering. Whatever I possess of that something belongs I think to a dimension parallel to memory. It is more like an early morning atmosphere through which I see the succeeding hours of the day...
CHANGING PLACES, PART TWO
September 7, 2012
Houses outwardly similar to Innermost House were built at the advancing edge of frontier life for more than a century, from the Blue Ridge to the coast of California...
CHANGING PLACES, PART ONE
September 5, 2012
"Diana, do you think you would like to replicate IH in a new location in the East, or do you feel as though your new home will have a different feel to it in keeping with the East's landscapes and unique energy?"
September 3, 2012
Today I would like to make a beginning at answering some of your questions about the construction of Innermost House...
SKIN AND BONES
September 1, 2012
I am so impressed and happy to hear you taking such a material interest in the structure of Innermost Houses. Julie is already at work designing her dream. Pam is interested in beams and rafters and design programs. After a life...