Northletters Magazine NL3 – Issue 03
Northletters Magazine throws a light on the Nordic, its stories, nature, culture and soul. The North uncovers the inner calm and hidden truths about ourselves. Our magazine is a guide to better understand how we can nurture and improve our state of mind and the world we have built around us, a guide to foster our awareness, resilience and soul. Through photography and written words, this magazine brings together the unmistakably Nordic ideas, feelings and ways of thinking.
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SHELTER & SANCTUARY OF HOME
Our homes, our gardens and home landscapes change our habits, minds and feelings. They respond to our emotional needs, touching our souls, they communicate with us. Home is the place where we belong, a deep reassuring emotion. Our homes are a symbol for the process of growing, of leaving something incomplete, they help us to learn to let go, to rest, to accept, to find some peace finally. And thus growing a garden or a home is an ever evolving process, and at the same time with a grounding and peace bringing effect. We learn to accept setbacks. to adapt humility, when things turned out beautifully in a way we haven’t ever expected or even planned.
The NL3 writers and photographers were seeking out solace in the beauty of our homes, gardens & landscapes, looking for comfort and ease. A home is like a vessel carrying memories, telling intriguing stories about former dinners, owners, hours full of joy or tears or wonderful days still to come. A home can balance us with a deep sense of security, when we encounter it with a soft respect and understanding. Smell of wood, smoke of a fireplace, the evolving morning peace and quiet in the garden- we learn what the place is all about and why this now is our place and our home. Home is landscape as well, the one we derive from, the one we belong to or the one we found one day, instantly feeling at home.
At home we set the atmosphere for our lives, the rhythm of our days, we restore human balance, far away from the hectic outside world. Our homes are secure spaces where we never feel lost.
Let us explore with our Nordic Writers and Photographers this magic home feeling….