Home represents a place of sanctuary and comfort. What makes a home? Is it love and comfort? Is it a location? Some people may never truly feel at home anywhere, while others can make anything their home. For those of us who wander, is it that we have not yet found a home, or do we feel at home everywhere? The concept of home has long been understood. But, the meaning of home is intangible and has many facets. Home can be a state, a town, a house, and perhaps even a person or a feeling. So, what does home mean to you?
“Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.”
“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
“When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.”
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
“I’m the type who’d be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn’t going to. I’m the type who’d like to sit home and watch every party that I’m invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.”
“Home is the nicest word there is.”
-Laura Ingalls Wilder
“One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.”
“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”