We often lament the disintegration of the family. Related, but not identical, to that is the disintegration of the home.
Yesterday we blogged about an essay from novelist and Christian convert Paul Kingsnorth reflecting on the significance of fireplaces, the Latin word for which is “focus,” in which he worried about the loss of “focus” in our homes. Indeed, he argues, in many ways our contemporary culture undermines the home and renders even those of us who have a roof over our heads to be essentially homeless.
From Kingsnorth’s essay The West Is Homeless: