What is home? What is A home? Where is home?
Some might say home is where you are most comfortable. Others might say home is a feelings. Still others might name specific places such as their childhood home, where they have raised a family, or a special person’s house that they frequent. I have heard that home is a person, it is a heart, it is not a place, but you’ll know it when you have it.
I’m not sure I have ever had somewhere to call home.
It is hard to define what home is, but for me, this is what makes a house, a feeling, a place, h.o.m.e.
It has to be a feeling
It has to be true
It has to be safe
A home is somewhere I can kick my feet up
Kick my feet down
Kick them anywhere I damn well want
It’s where I don’t have to worry about what I say
It is where I don’t have to worry about love
It is where I don’t have to worry about having it tomorrow
Or the next day
Home should be where I know I can just be me
It is where I can exist without having to worry about existing
It is where the people I invite in respect me
It is where I don’t have to hide in another room
It is where I don’t have to hide who I am
I have been searching for somewhere to call home my whole life.
Somewhere I can call mine.
Not because I own it.
Not because I make the rules.
Simply because I can be me.
I have been searching forever.
Someplace to stretch my legs, stretch my arms, stretch my voice
The place where I can leave my projects out and I can be proud of them
Somewhere I can leave the dishes (or not leave them) at 2am
It is a place where I can feel, unapologetically angry
And unapologetically elated
What is home? Where is home?
Maybe home doesn’t exist for me. Maybe it is a momentary feeling. Something I’m not supposed to pinpoint. Something I will always be guilty of only catching glimpses of.
Or maybe, for some who can’t find a home of their own, it is meant for us to be a home for others.