Tuesday 16 October 2018

Thinking vaguely of going again. But, nah

It's a lifetime commitment, this 'finishing off a house' business
It's a lifetime commitment, this 'finishing off a house' business
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

You think you're finished. You think you will do this one thing and then it will be done and you can sit back and relax - but you're never done, are you?

Ninety per cent of the time you're enjoying your house, not even consciously, just being in it, forgetting all the heartbreak involved, and just taking it for granted. You remember now and then to be grateful for it, and some days you see something afresh, or from a different angle, or in a different light, the first light of spring maybe, and you think how lucky you are to have a home, this home.

But mainly, when you think consciously about it, it is to think about the things that aren't finished.

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