August 29, 2011

Our Home.

I remember very vividly, actually in minute details, the first time I visited the place that I call home today.
It was a wonderful spring Saturday, sunny and warm. The air was saturated by scents of the first bloom and something else, something novel yet very tangible - the sense of expectations and perhaps awakenings.
Natural and personal as well.

That day has since then become part of my most precious recollection, which consists of the most unforgettable moments in my life. In no uncertain terms, I experienced happiness to the extend I have not known by then. Having endured a very trying and devastating period in my life, one that barely ended by then, it felt as if I have been through the fires of purgatory and suddenly crossed the gates to paradise...

I recall particularly sitting on a covered patio, enjoying the warmth of a setting sun and a sharing a glass of wine with a man that was basically a stranger, yet who felt so familiar, so safe and so very exciting simultaneously. And I remember very strongly the persistent urge of not ever wanting to leave him.

Of course little did I know then that only a few months down the road, at one point I would indeed come back to stay for good. I moved in and am still in the process of doing so - little by little some more of my possessions find their way onto the shelves and into his cabinets and closets, which he only observes with amusement.

Thus slowly his home is becoming my home as well, even though it will take a while for me to stop feeling like a guest, something I have come to respect and accept. However, the transition has so far been so incredibly smooth and effortless, as even though it is a home of a man, it is cosy, loving, charming and warm. Just like the man himself.

Until we one day are able to purchase a home together, I relish in exploring the many sides of the man I love, by exploring the place where he has invited me to stay forever - our home.

(Please click on images for a larger view)

30 comments:

Susan Deborah said...

Dear Zuzana:

I'm mersmerised by the lovely collage of pictures which you have made for us. How is Batcat taking the change? Is he settled or still looks for some aspects of teh White house.

The process of making another home your own is splendid. I am going through the process myself where my husband and I have taken a home in the place where we teach. A new experience which unfolds every day. It is wonderful. Let us celebrate our 'homes.' Cheers!!

Joy always in the new homes,
Susan

Elizabeth said...

Oh Sweety it is feels so good to read about your happiness and I'm so infinete happy for you and yours.
Enjoy your new home as I know you will.

Colleen said...

Zuzana, I love your words today, so full of hope and joy. I wish you only happiness as you create your home together and find your true home in one another. There is such beauty in loving someone...they become our home.

I hope that this season of your life is simply full for you. Full of every good thing. You deserve it!

Love Colleen

Kath said...

What a contented post, full of, not hope, but knowing that the furture will be a happy one.
Wishing you all good things, lovely girl x

Brian Miller said...

nice...like that i heart you in the picture...and glad you are feeling somewhat at home already in your new place...yes enjoy exploring all those facets...it makes me smile...love is awesome...and i wish you all the happiness my friend...

Blog Princess G said...

What a wonderful post - I'm so happy for you! And there's BatCat! He looks as handsome as ever. :) Please give him a cuddle from all his fans.

Betsy said...

Love reading about you adding your touches throughout the place. I'm sure he loves it as well. Batcat looks comfortable, too!

Becky~ said...

I feel such happiness when I come here.Love the collage,always love your writings.

Best of luck to you always!

Julie Hibbard said...

SO very happy for you! What HAPPINESS radiates from your writing these days...it's a TRUE inspiration! Your home is lovely...and looks very much like YOU!
So happy that Batcat made the transition as well...
much congratulations, friend!

auntie12 said...

Lovely.........

And thank you so much, Dear One, for your concern, during Hurricane Irene's passage here.

Ash said...

Your post reminds me what Jane Austen said - "Ah! Nothing like staying at home for real comfort!"

Lovely writing and collage!

Janelle Goodwin said...

What a beautiful collage and writing. I'm looking forward to hearing about your new life together. How romantic!

ladyfi said...

What a beautiful home - so full of love and joy!

LadyCat said...

It is such a warm and colorful place. It is nice that you are adding your things slowly to make the blend go smoothly. I went through the exact same experience 3 years ago. There was that period of feeling like a guest for brief moments. But our belongings meshed together perfectly, as yours seem to. After 2 1/2 years we bought our place together, but the time in "our" former place was special too. So enjoy your time nesting in your beautiful cottage : )

Mustafa Şenalp said...

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Hilary said...

It makes me happy to see Batcat among these images.. and of course I'm glad for your own happiness, as well.

Mimi said...

I love your words in this post. I think what you're describing is finding your soulmate, that feeling of "knowing"- knowing each other, knowing you fit together, knowing it's right for you both.
I feel excited for you, Zuzana, and so delighted that this has come to pass.
Paradise indeed.
Beautiful images, and happy colours.

sprinkles said...

You always have the best collages!

I'm glad that you're settling in so comfortably and that things are so happy for you.

Rajesh said...

This is wonderful. All the best wishes for new beginning.

Sukanya said...

Aww.. this post seems very cute to me Zuzana. Very happy to know that you moved in with the man you love. Ofcourse it takes time to settle in a man's cave. But im sure, you will enjoy this transition with your loving companion.

Enjoy the new HOME :)

The collage is lovely as ever!!

Cheers,
Sukanya

Sumandebray said...

Its a great post... a very very happy post.
Great to see you back and all our best wishes are with you

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you are making a beautiful home with someone you love. That is very nice.

Fran! They still talk about her in NC.

Just_because_today said...

I have enjoyed reading the different changes you have experienced in the 18 months since I've been reading you and it feels as if I could sit right there on that chair and toast to your happiness.

So glad happiness found you

Amanda said...

zuzana,

i am enjoying following your transition to your new life - you write about it with such honesty and passion. so happy you are settling in and enjoying all the exciting things that happen when you are in transition.

blessings on the way,

amanda

xoxo

Steve E said...

Happiness is discovering another who has found that true happiness, love and acceptance to be living in the same place with the one you love.

Maybe there IS "heaven on earth"!

PEACE!

A Lady's Life said...

thats wonderful Zuzana.I am so happy for the both of you.:)

P.N. Subramanian said...

Lovely photographs. All good wishes.

Donna said...

What a beautiful post, Zuzana. I'm very happy for you. I love the collage.

Hugs,
Donna

Zuzana said...

Susan, Elizabeth, Colleen, Kath, Brian, G, Betsy, Becky, Julie, auntie, Ash, Janelle, ladyfi, LadyCat, Mustafa (welcome), Hilary, Mimi, sprinkles, Rajesh, Sukanya, Sumandebray, Sandy, Myriam, Amanda, Steve (welcome), Lady, P.N Subramanian (welcome) and Donna – thank you so much everyone for your warm words, candid sentiments and best wishes on my new home.

I am absolutely thrilled and I savour this time of transition. I have always viewed life as an adventure and my life right now feels as a combination of a fairytale and an adventure indeed. It is a time of an incredible personal growth and constant discoveries, reminding of that one simple fact - to never ever give up on living.
And yes indeed, my cute feline friend definitely is a (big) part of our home today and he is very content and happy and will be posted about very soon, so stay tuned.

Thank you again as always for your visits, which I cherish with all my heart.

Xoxo
Zuzana

Michael Manning said...

I'm Very Happy for You, Zuzana! lol!!! : )