Creating place on a small scale–

As I write this I am sitting on a lovely covered porch perched over the Boardman River in Traverse City, Michigan.  It is my home of the  moment.  It’s actually a coffee shop/cafe called Morsels.  I recommend it for the atmosphere alone….

A home of the moment.  This speaks of many things– place making at the table-top scale? Deep breathing and listening to birdsong and other’s conversations?  A cool breeze in a patch of sunlight….

Once a dear friend told me when I was a tad forlorn about my place in the world, Alexis, you are your home!  You embrace within you ALL the comfort, ease, grace, beauty, shelter, quiet, protection that the word ‘home’ embodies.  These are all qualities that you express…in so expressing they are just bound to take form in your life.  And so it is, even today, even at the scale of this tabletop.  I am at home.  Are you?  At home in the world….

Along the Boardman River downtown Traverse City, MI.

About Alexis Wittman

Artist and Designer. Gallery in Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Architectural Engineer/Designer owner of Architectural Research + Design. AR+D provides research on facility design, architectural process, product design, owner's representation and project management. Design services available for large institutional design, as well as a specialty in green building techniques and services. Work includes both passive and active solar, straw-bale and rammed earth systems as well as evolving technologies. I am also a Christian Science Practitioner. Visit my blog at www.godislivingme.com You may follow this link for a Paypal donation. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=alexiswittmandesigns@gmail.com&lc=US&item_name=Alexis Wittman, C.S.&currency_code=USD&bn=PP-DonationsBF:btn_donateCC_LG.gif:NonHosted
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One Response to Creating place on a small scale–

  1. Alexis, I love having a connection to your blog and to you. For many years I worked with a group involved in sustainable building and sustainable business in the MidAtlantic region. I do hope we meet in Travere City. Hugs back to you. Marian

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