What is ‘home’?


The word ‘home’ means so many things to so many people. It can be a physical space or a space in one’s heart, it can be a feeling of joy created when you are with family or loved ones, it can be memories; it can mean so many, many things. But it sure is a ‘ place of comfort’.

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Home, to me, is about being with my family, as much as it is about being within the cozy walls of our home.  It is about those unique smells that belong to our home, it is about chaos, it is about order, it is about watching a game together and being able to wipe away tears or receive a bear hug.

It is about reading without disturbance, or not being able to read at all, when the children are having a fight. It is about those small crazy things like missing scissors and sock-pairs, that have vanished within this defined space called home.

Then again, it is about coming back from trips, and being on trips, as a family and feeling that deep bonding. It is about leaking pipes and stains on the wall, as much as it is about shared music and laughter echoing off the walls. It is about cuddling with the family, and playing Uno on a rainy day.

It is about going crazy, ferrying the kids to and from their classes, it is about grocery shopping and celebrating festivals.

Above all, it is about being there for each other, no matter what.

Home is both a physical space and a space within our hearts.

What does home mean to you?

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15 Responses to What is ‘home’?

  1. Erika Kind says:

    Yes, it truly is, Nimi! In the end it is a space in our hearts or in the heart of another person. I think we are home where love lives.

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  2. ladysighs says:

    A very good description. I can’t do better. 🙂 When we have been out and about all day, I am so glad to hear my husband say, “Let’s go home!”

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  3. joannesisco says:

    I immediately understood what you meant by home being a space within our hearts. For me, home is more than one physical space – it is several places, all connected by the people within them 🙂

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  4. My definition does not vary much from yours. Truly where the heart is.

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  5. davidprosser says:

    You obviously give home the widest possible interpretation Nimi. It’s good that you find it in so many things. I think for me it’s a little narrower and it’s the place I hold in my heart wherever I am, where I know I belong.It’s a feeling called HIRAETH in Welsh which is like a longing to be there, a spiritual need.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  6. That is why every one calls Home is Home, there cannot be another place like Home.

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