Re: Place

Manfred Theis (manfredtheis@hotmail.com)
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 14:24:27 PST


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This is an interesting discussion, but you are missing part of the point
entirely I believe.  The point is people need PLACE and need to feel 
they
belong -- okay -- so you start by giving them a PLACE they can be, or go 
and
feel a part of -- and this then can develop out into something more.  As 
the
poem says not just a physical place, but a spriitual place, and a sense 
of
community.   Some of you are getting a little too intellectual, and not
taking into consideration that it might not even matter if a person has 
a
physical home, if they feel that they have a place in society, a group 
they
belong to, have a sense of community.  That comes BEFORE the land and 
the
houses.

Virginia Sellner
Virginia Sellner
Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless
P. O. Box 1232
Cheyenne, WY 82003-1232
Located at 910 Central Ave. Upstairs
(307) 634-8499
email:  wch@vcn.com
web page:  http://www.vcn.com/~wch
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I agree.

houselessness: the state of not having adequate shelter from the                     
elements

homelessness: disconnectedness, alienation, excommunication

I have certainly met folks with houses that are homeless and have met 
even more that have no house but are quite at home.

"Dear sir, excuse my enthusiasm or rather madness, for I am
 really drunk with intellectual vision whenever I take a 
 pencil or engraver into my hand....."

-William Blake in a letter to William Hayley
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