What does home mean to you?
Over the years I have had a lot of homes. Ask my family. Their address books are filled with addresses for us. In total if I include all of the temporary housing and moves in my lifetime I have “lived” in approximately 24 different locations. Now if you divide that by my age in years I have averaged 2.38 years in each place. I guess that is not too bad. A lot of people move. A lot of people stay in the same town and sometimes the same house for most of their lives. Not me.
When I think of home I don’t necessarily think of a house. It is more of a feeling. It is where Chris is. It is where the boys used to be. It is kind of just an emotional feeling and not a physical place. There is a song that I love by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros called Home. The chorus is:
Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you
La la la la, take me Home
Baby, I’m coming Home
That is what I am talking about. You have heard all of the phrases.
- Home is where the heart is.
- A house is made of walls and beams, a home is made of love and dreams.
- Home is not where you live but where they understand you.
- Home is the place where it feels right to walk around without shoes.
- Home is where you can say anything that you please because they do not listen to you anyway.
- There is nothing half as pleasant as coming home again.
- Home is where you hang your head.
- Home is home, be it ever so humble.
- Home is an invention upon which no one has been able to improve.
- Home is where the house is.
What do you consider home? I would love to hear!