“If outside is so good, why has mankind spent thousands of years trying to perfect indoors?” -Sheldon Cooper, Big Bang Theory
There is something to be said for spending time outdoors. The sheer magnitude and beauty of our world is awe-inducing and the sense of being in touch with nature can make us feel truly alive. But however much joy we get from being outdoors, I believe there is an equal measure of joy that comes from the comforts afforded to us inside of our homes. Our homes allow us to feel safe. Safe from animals, the elements and, perhaps most significantly, the unshakeable feelings of insignificance and vulnerability that are ever present outdoors.
Inside those walls is our kingdom. It’s where we rule. It’s where we build relationships with others and develop a sense of who we are. It’s where we learn, and where we are free to fail. Our homes provide us with the peace of mind needed to feel alive in a way much different from what we can experience outside. The sense of being sheltered from the world gives us the freedom to be ourselves and I believe that this peace of mind is what lets budding artists feel free to create and new writers feel free to write. There is no one watching. It’s just you and your chosen medium of expression. No expectations, only the gracious acceptance of whatever your mind concocts. To me, that idea is just as beautiful as some of the most breathtaking sights outdoors.
Via Daily Prompt: Interior