Is home where we currently reside?
Is it where we were born, where we were educated, or maybe where we lived the longest?
Is it where we're the happiest, where we feel the least lonely, or the most like ourselves?
Is it the first place that comes to our lips when we're traveling and someone asks where we're from?
Where we have the most friends? Where our children are? Where we first fell in love? Where people remember our parents? Where our kids grew up? Where people have the accents of our family? Where we go in our dreams when we're asleep? Where we go in our dreams when we're awake? Where loved ones are buried? Where we feel safest? Where we feel loved?
I agree that home is where the heart is, but my heart is in many places. And I feel blessed.
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Two of my completed manuscripts have themes that deal with "home," though they don't have much in common beyond that. Do you have any recurring themes in your work? How do you define home?
Click here for Simon & Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound."