How does one define Home?

Is it the house you were born and raised in, or perhaps the town you grew up in, where your earliest connections to others were formed?

Is it a place that you only visited on special occasions, such as vacations or other family celebrations, that left sweet dreams to last through the years?

Is it a taste, touch, or smell that evokes memories of happy times, long past? 

Is it a spiritual place that you believe you came from and will return to at the end of your physical life?

Is it even a place at all? Or, is it a person whom you feel perfectly safe with? Someone who doesn’t judge, but accepts you exactly as you are, flaws and all. Someone you can count on to be fully present in your life; who listens carefully and hears  deeply beyond the words.

Could it be your own body, whose rhymes and rhythms are like second nature, requiring no further conscious thought or consideration.

Maybe Home is a combination of all these things, familiar and comforting, that give rise to feelings of joy and satisfaction. Perhaps the design is such that, no matter where you go in life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, you can always find home…and peace. 




Photo 101 – Home

10 thoughts on “Photo 101 – Home

  1. I think you defined “home” perfectly! It is different to each person, I suppose. I’m participating in Photo101 for the third time (ridiculous, I know, but this will be my last time 🙂 ). Each time, I photographed a different concept of home. I think the most important part is the peace you mentioned at the end of your post. Have a great day!

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    • Thank you for your comments. I don’t think it’s ridiculous to participate over and over…we can learn something new every time! Yes, wherever Home is for each individual, I believe there’s Peace!

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