Borrowed Life - Cara Brostrom

It’s been a long time since I felt truly at home.

There must be something in your bones that tells you when you have finally arrived.  Yes!  Now this is it! Until then I keep moving from place to place staying in borrowed homes.  nestled in the web of family living alongside parents sisters nieces and nephews or in the sanctuary of friends sharing their cramped corners in the great cities of the world.  Sometimes the homes of strangers who open up their sacred spaces with great faith in humankind.  I’ve even lived in castles built with the remnants of someone else’s life but never my own.  Always looking out through someone else’s windows.  And now finally I have my own little corner of the world but my bones haven’t settled yet and I can’t help but imagine that far off place where I will finally feel at home.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I moved to Aberystwyth to pursue my Master’s degree in Performance Studies. I’m from the United States and first heard about digital storytelling while living in Colorado. I love yoga and traveling and majestic landscapes.

What’s your story about?

My story is about home. Where do I look for home and how will I know when I’ve found it?

Why did you choose this particular story?

I chose this story because it has been at the forefront of my personal narrative over the past few years. I’ve been living out of a suitcase for quite awhile, and all of the places where I have parked that suitcase have had an effect on how I define my sense of home.

What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?

For me, the most rewarding part of the workshop was watching the beautiful, unique and different stories each of us came up with, all from a very similar starting point.

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Arts Council of Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • National Lottery
  • Ceredigion County Coucil

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