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Flashback: September 21, 2012

The Design of a House by Wendell Berry
"Love has conceived a house,
and out of its labor
brought forth its likeness
- the emblem of desire,
continuing though the flesh falls away.
Love foresees a jointure
composing a house, a marriage of contraries,
compendium of opposites in equilibrium.
Let severeness be as dividing
as budleaves around the flower!
- woman and child enfolded, chosen within.
This is a love poem for you -
among wars, among brutal forfeitures of time
in this house,
among latent fires and stillness,
among all that honesty must see,
I accept and love you.
And our Baby,
precious and periled in her happy mornings,
whose tears are mine.
Love has visualized a house,
and out of its expenditure
fleshed the design at this cross ways
of consciousness and time:
Its form is growth come to light in it;
croulants, gardens,
are of its architecture,
labor its realization,
cities we have gone to and come back
are the prospect of its doorways.
And there's a city it dreams of."


  1. So excited for you both. :)

  2. amazing. can't wait to see the finished project one day =)

  3. This looks like a gorgeous place to live! So happy for you guys! :)

  4. oh, kristen. so excited for you three. this is really wonderful. :)

  5. I really can't wait to visit some day.
    Though I will always laugh about the turrets--it will always be my first memory of Caleb. Though now that I know him it's def a very lovable part of him I "get" differently than before. ;-)

  6. I am excited for all of you !

  7. The beginnings of your home looks beautiful! All the wildflowers, all the windows... yup, it looks like a lovely home place. :)

  8. ah i love love it. i hope i'll be able to visit some day! xx

  9. Anonymous12.2.13

    so excited for you morris family! building not only a house, but a home, is really incredible. i love that we're all getting to watch it. :)

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