We hope this note finds you safe and healthy.
There has probably never been a time in human history when people around the world have depended on their homes more completely than they do right now. It’s never been more clear how much our homes matter.
The weeks and months we’re spending inside are going to forever change our concept of home. We are living through the biggest shift in the relationship between people and their homes since the 1950s when the American Dream of homeownership swept the nation.
Home has never meant so much to us in so many different ways. Living rooms have become classrooms and exercise studios and virtual meeting rooms. Kitchens have become restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day and way too many snacks in between. Some bedrooms have become hospital quarantine rooms where we care for the sick while trying not to get sick ourselves.
Home is now the place where we shelter in place. Home is where we stay to keep safe, and keep our families safe and keep our communities safe. Staying in our homes is literally saving people’s lives; our homes have become life-saving devices.
Our homes have become everything to us.
As we all continue to navigate these unique and evolving times, we want you to know that we are here for you. It’s during these times that we will witness the resilience and beauty of the human spirit. We hope that you’ll find reassurance, as we do, in knowing that we are all in this together.