Places are people too?

Margaret Ball margaret at
Thu Nov 18 23:59:02 EST 2004

>We read about homes taking on a personality over time, even if
>they're not aware, so isn't sentience just the next step?

Ooops. You mean that little voice crying "Clean me! Clean me! Pick up 
the piles of fabric!" isn't just my conscience?

I like the idea, though houses in Texas hardly have a chance to develop 
a personality. When people buy houses in this neighborhood, what they're 
really buying is the land...they tear down the "old" house and build a 
mansion that bulges out to the property line on both sides.

I can just imagine what kind of personalities those nouveau mansions are 
going to develop....spoilt rich kids, you think?

Margaret Ball

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