The home should be the treasure chest of living.
– Le Corbusier
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
– Charles Dickens
Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell …
– Marvin J. Ashton
Every one of us needs a home. The world needs a home.
There are so many young people who are homeless.
They may have a building to live in,
but they are homeless in their hearts.
That is why the most important practice
of our time is to give each person a home.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Home is any four walls that enclose the right people.
– Helen Rowland
It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home.
– Rumi, (Jalal Al-Din Rumi, 1207 – 1273)
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.
– Margaret Mead
What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts
are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the
head and heart?
– Orison Swett Marden
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My home…It is my retreat and resting place from wars,
I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest
outside, as I do another corner in my soul.
– Michel Eyquem De Montaigne, 1533 – 1592
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home…
– John Howard Payne
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs,
and returns home to find it.
– George Moore
Please check out this recent interview with Newsweek
about my latest book In Search of Elsewhere.
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22 replies on “The Treasure Chest of Living”
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How interesting to see how people live in simple dwellings at a time when we are confined to our homes in urban areas.
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Once again, you’ve captured the essence of the theme. Stunning images of homes and the heart of them, the families who live there.
This post made my day. I love the quotes almost as much as the photos. Thank you.
Such magnificent and heart touching frames!
My favourite photo is the first one in Venice.
All those windows open, laundry hanging, bright paint. I’ve often wished I could live like that with my house wide open for all to be free to enter and the wind and sun flowing through. Alas, I live in Manitoba, Canada – prime real estate for mosquitos and some of the harshest winter weather. LOL.
But I can dream…
As always your work inspires. These images are intimate yet informative. I admire your work and your eye.
Magnifique Steve thank you
Magnifique. Merci Steve
Always show your expertise in photography. Love your work.
Best pictures ever.
Continui a stupirmi e a emozionarmi. Grazie Steve!
Continui a stupirmi, grazie Steve!
Good photos, I love your art Steve, thank you for share
Love your work…but is it a work or a way of watching the world?!… thank you to touch my heart.
Sylvie from France
Magnificent! So nice, and inspiring and yet soothing! Thank you!
What a beautiful (and timely post for me) and stunning post of home. Thank you.
Yours is always the best thing on my feed. You continue to amaze me. Thank you.
Beautiful soulful images, full of emotions and positive energey, each home is unique and has a million stories 🙂
Beautiful, heartfelt images, each one!
These are breathtaking. I don’t know how you just keep on doing it with every photo. Your gift to the world. Thank you!