I spent the first 19 years of my life in Harare and in the 5 years since I’ve lived in 5 different cities across 3 different continents. The constant change has repeatedly invoked the question of what it means to call a place home. How do I find comfort in places so far both geographically and culturally from where I grew up? What does hominess mean to me? This piece explores finding home away from home and finding comfort in places that you don’t even like.
Finding Love Around the Table #1: The First Homecooked Dinner Date
A little more than a year ago, I prepared to host someone I’d been dating for 2 months at my apartment for dinner. He would be the first to dine at the new IKEA table I’d painfully spent 2 weeks assembling by myself.