Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Corner view - home sweet home

The "home" question really resonates with me.
I live in a home I love in a place I cannot come at peace with. This place is not my home, no matter how hard I try, and how long I have tried for, it never feels like home, even though the house itself is lovey and I feel totally at my ease in it. Still there are some aspects of the place where this home is, that make me want to go away at times.

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Then there is a home I share with my beloved. This home is full of light and positiveness, but I cannot stay there permanently, it's a sort of part-time home!

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Then there is the childhood home, where I have had the luck of living for almost 30 years (as my parents left at a certain point, and it became my home), and that is still "home" in my heart.

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Then there are places where I happen to live at times, in temporary shelters, but where I feel totally at home, because it's there that friends and true social life is.

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So I'm split between different homes, the physical, the relational and the historical. Maybe I'll find peace and a reunion of all these aspects one day, but for now there is more than one place that I can call "home sweet home"!

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9 comments:

tanĂ¯a said...

Wonderful post and so true. I used to commute between two cities for quite a long time and I still do in a way, so I know what it feels like to be torn apart. I've said it in an earlier posting: I have many homes, so in the end home isn't a certain place, but a feeling. I need certain people and things around to feel home.

fuoriborgo.com said...

I know exactly what you mean. Hugs.

Li + Belle said...

Beautiful post, and the two first photos are great.

Elizabeth said...

I understand where you are coming from. Home is more complicated that it appears.

Beth said...

I too understand what you mean. I still have not found that one place where both husband and I can truly call our home. I have carved out some homey spots in this house, but still it is not home. It is a good place to be for right now, but we still seek 'our home'.

Bonnie said...

i think it is wonderful that you can call so many places home !!

here is mine ... http://bonnie-simple-beauty.blogspot.com/2011/11/corner-view-home-sweet-home.html

flowtops said...

They say home is where the heart is, and I think this is true for most of us.

(It would be nice to wear your heart outside the house as well, of course ;0)

Love that last shot.

Nicki

Heather said...

This really hit "home" with me as I've lived in many "temporary" homes over the years myself. I now have my own roots, but they are still young.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

amazing multi layered post you've written there... it's keeping me guessing, but never mind. wherever i lay my hat, pops to mind, unexpectedly...
n♥