Home Sweet Home

by - 12:04 AM


I was so thrilled when I found that the volunteer house I was going to stay in has a cozy living room like this – plush pillows and carpets on the floor, typical of how Arabic people like to furnish their homes. This is how I want my home to be. I think it’s so much more comfortable, and when you invite people to sit with you – this is the way to really sit. Maybe my friends in the Western reality will think it’s ridiculous and awkward, but I think the opposite! I love sitting with people like this, you feel closer to people and you feel less awkward, because you’re both sitting in the same place and in the same way – you can put useless formalities aside and talk as friends, and not mere acquaintances.

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Welcome to my wayfaring world of stories. My name is Janielle and I’m a traveling musician and music educator based in Melbourne. Join me on my quest to embrace people of peace in tough places, inspire creative education where none exists, spark spiritual conversations that challenge the status quo, and collaborate with like-minded young people to catalyze a mission of peacemaking through acts of compassion and creativity among the young and free. As a nomad at heart, my ‘home’ is wherever I journey with people on the ground and discover life on the frontiers.