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Perthyn

By Owain Rhys
June 2007, Cardiff
A digital story from Capture Wales

"I've always been interested in the power of words. 'Perthyn' is a Welsh word meaning "to belong". For years, I didn't feel that I belonged anywhere.

Having recently become a father, I have started to think more about why we're here, and where we're going.

Births, getting married, and the death of loved ones are the milestones by which we remember the roads we have travelled.

Although I don't believe in a religious god, I believe in an indefinable something, which manifests itself in light shining through a window, a line of poetry, the beauty of purple, or the love felt by a father for his son.

When I start thinking too much, I go for a pint at the pub in Talgarreg, the village where my wife is from. That's where I feel most at home.

We'd like to move back to Talgarreg, where we can give our son a home, and, hopefully, a place to belong."

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