Module one – My body knows when I’m home

by | Jun 4, 2022 | 5: Summer Course 2022, 5a Course Preparations | 3 comments

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  1. Katrine Sirnes Nesheim

    I love how you describe this experiences so deeply, and I really understand it. Nothing is like finding “your” cafe. You have chosen the place for a reason and it feels so safe and good to sit there. I also have such a cafe. In the last year, many of the employees I have become good friends with have left, so it feels more unpredictable and less like a home. Just like you write about that home is a place the senses know what to expect.

  2. Eleni Gkrilla

    I really want to be there ! You made me feel your “home” and think about similar “homes” I have been to. And I liked how “anthropologically” you described your experience and thoughts about home. Thanks for your post!

  3. Jennie Gubner

    Thank you for this rich embodied description of your cafe. I love the way you focused on your senses and the experience of your body in the space. It is a wonderful example of sensory storytelling. I have had many close relationships to cafes as well. In particular when I lived in Bolivia in high school, there was a cafe we went to almost every day that was our home away from home for all the international students. By the time I left, I felt I knew the place so well I could recreate every crack in every chair, every sound, every inch of the place. I returned later to the same cafe, years had passed. It used to be a place where I knew everyone that walked in. It was so strange to see all the same artwork, same old chairs, same tables, my same favorite place by the window, but full of new people. There is a stillness when our bodies encounter known places where the context has changed so much. It really is wonderful to find “homes” that are shared by so many, and I think cafes are a great example of that.

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