The Shape of Things to Come

An outline is stamped in concrete on our now-cleared lot.

A footprint in the shape of our future home. 

It is a blank space, full of possibilities.

We walk the lot at dusk, stepping over the outline and through the soon-to-be exterior walls.

We stand at various points on the dirt floors of future rooms, imagining the placement of the interior walls, the furniture, the windows, the doors.

Our son twirls his beads and follows along, listening as we describe how the rooms will be laid out.  Read More