Home is…

Home
/hōm/

Noun
The place where one lives permanently, esp. as a member of a family or household.

Adjective
Of or relating to the place where one lives: “your home address”.

Adverb
To the place where one lives: “what time did he get home last night?”.

Verb
(of an animal) Return by instinct to its territory after leaving it: “geese homing to their summer nesting grounds”.

Is that it though? Can your heart and your head have different homes too? As an expat this is a question that comes up a lot – “Where do you call home?” Is it where your clothes and bed are, or is it where you grew up?

“Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.”
Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

Synonyms
noun.
house – residence – dwelling – abode – habitation

adjective.
domestic – native

adverb.
homewards – at home – indoors

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”

  

“Home,
the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the
rest”
 

Robert Montgomery

 

I guess that’s still a question I’m yet to answer…

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