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Home, tomorrow by Ruhi Lee


“This lyric essay was inspired by the idea of re-imagining home. It found it’s form as I asked myself over and over again, “What is home, really?” and “Why?”

My first response was the most obvious, that is, the structure in which I live. I then considered the larger context of home. Whenever I’ve travelled overseas, I’ve longed to return home to Australia. But then, whenever I’ve visited my motherland, India, I’ve felt a visceral sense of belonging in the country I was born in. Both experiences have been different and yet both have fallen short of offering me and other people around me a real sense of safety and well being, like one would expect of a home.

Ultimately, I concluded that for me, home is not static as we live in a rapidly changing world. I can only hope that over time, it will morph to the benefit of our exploited environment and those who have been displaced by unfettered capitalism, colonialism and violence.”

Home, tomorrow by Ruhi Lee is created for Shelter 2020.