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Where Home Meets the World. Four Essays on Mindfulness in Life

Author(s): Aleksandra Kunce
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Comparative Study of Literature, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Cultural Essay
ISSN: 2720-1104
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: oikology; humanities; home; place; friendship; Silesia
Summary/Abstract: A small thing: four oikological essays, preceded by an introductory word, on our entanglement in the “home-world.” If we were to take the title as the question, “Where does the home meet the world?”, the answer would be: “In the points that require our attentiveness of life.” Attentiveness requires discipline and precision, and it is not only about precision in actions and observations, but about our being at home and in the world, in the changing rhythms of being rooted and wandering. Being mindful guides us towards a place, and concern extends over time to finally lead us home. Home is a peculiar time(lessness); it is a dynamically understood and open place that allows us to direct our desire to what is distant, inconceivable, and unimaginable. When we say ‘home,’ we do not mean a familiar and closed stronghold but a home rooted in the idea of the cosmos. It corresponds also to the idea of Heimat. The four points of contact between home and the world are found through (1) the humanities, (2) man, (3) friendship with the place, and (4) the university. The four oikological essays look into the entanglements, overlaps, but also the truest lack of the indeterminate at the boundary of home, around the threshold that symbolically not only testifies to the boundary in rituals, but delineates the space of attentiveness. At these points where home meets the world, our entanglement in the "home-world" is brought out.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-4239-9
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-4238-2
  • Page Count: 248
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Polish