I liked this statement (it’s thought-provocative!):
“The mother is the first of homes for the child, the one from which all else unfolds. The body is next. Family and friends, the house, the garden, and nearby surrounds are other and increasingly more spacious homes.
Each child is a natural home-builder. The early years are given entirely to the activity of shaping the inherited body. ….”
Ref: (emphases in blue bold mine) p.178 Horst Kornberger (2008) The Power of Stories: Nurturing Children’s Imagination and Consciousness. Floris Books: Edinburgh