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September Posts


LADYBUG

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...


CLOSE QUARTERS

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..


OTHER PEOPLE

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...


TIMELESS TIME

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...


BEFORE REMEMBERING

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?"


THE HANDYMAN

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...


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