I would like to investigate and research the universal desire and longing that people have for a home. I think it is universal for us as humans to want to have a place that is ours. A place that is safe and familiar and comforting. Each person has a different idea about what that place is for them. What are those ideas?
I feel that I am currently struggling in my work to figure out what I am really trying to say. I know there is a theme, but I am having a hard time trying to figure out exactly what that is. I have these ideas about the importance of preserving the traditional family unit based on my Christian worldview. However, then I want to express the hope and grace that is available for those of us who have not had the fortune of growing up in that traditional family unit. I believe there can be forgiveness, re-growth, and healing despite trials and wrong decisions that we may face. Then, I am still so wrapped up in the longing that I have for a place – a home – a physical house. I just want to figure out how all of these things go together. They do. I believe they can and they will. It is my goal that this research project will help me get one step closer to figuring it all out.