WPC: Home

home in Doughty street for Dickens
home was Doughty street for Dickens

Like half-apologetic voyeurs, we ventured through the former house of Dickens;  thrilled to see his writing desk, touched by the mementos, and visualising family events  from the grief of  a young sister’s death to bon viveur dinner parties with the literary elite. Here 2 of the 10 children were born, as were the less fortunates: Oliver Twist  and Nicholas Nickleby. How apt that this most renowned Victorian should choose a street, named for the qualities of stoutheartedness, to make his first family home in.

“When I speak of home, I speak of the place where in default of a better–those I love are gathered together; and if that place were a gypsy’s tent, or a barn, I should call it by the same good name notwithstanding.” (Nicholas Nickleby)

nightscape London mewsAnd so to our own home – the beacon at the end of a cold, wet and windy night. After the snug of the pub,  the Italian food and clatter, after a walk through lights and puddles, linked through the arm of my well-beloved for warmth and the sheer pleasure of togetherness. That is Home: the weekly photo challenge

Charles Dickens Museum


2 thoughts on “WPC: Home

  1. How lovely, words and pictures together made me smile with delight. To be able to go home with someone you love, that is a wonderful thing. Your Italian sounds a lot more grown-up than our evening beastly feast of pancakes!!

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