Wednesday, December 07, 2005


“Where is it?” “What is it?” “Does it exist?”
The last few days I've been thinking about home...

After living in Holland for about 10 years, it finally started feeling like home. Then I left. Now I’m back for a few weeks and realize I miss not having a place of my own. It feels awkward and strangely enough it feels like I don't have a home anymore.

HOME: is it a place? is it a feeling? is it a group of people? While figuring this out I'll reflect on the following quotes.

"One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time."
(Hermann Hesse. 1960)

"Home is where the heart is and hence a movable feast." (Angela Carter. 1976)

"Home is any four walls that enclose the right person."

(Helen Rowland. 1903)

"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in." (Robert Frost. 1914)


Anonymous said...

Consider our home yours!
It's four walls and a roof that contain some great people, an intersection of friends, and we're pretty it fulfills some of the great sayings you've quoted.
you know who...

sproetjie said...

If it's a feeling I hope you'll always feel at home with us! You're always welcome!!
luv marc & jac

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~