This “home” topic has really stirred up some questions for me. All I will do today is share them with you and await your responses.
- Is home different for a person who lives alone, as opposed to someone who lives with family or in community?
- Does home happen primarily inside a person (peace, sense of purpose, gratitude), or do we depend on the larger community to help us create home?
- How do I know that I am too attached to a particular town, neighborhood, or house?
- If I must move around a lot, how can I carry home with me?
- When does my desire to travel become a way to avoid committing to a specific place and community?
- When does my attachment to home get in the way of forward movement, whether or not that means physical relocation?
- How can I help my children and grandchildren build a healthy sense of home?
- How do my needs for home change as I grow older?
A few moments silence, until wisdom and stories from the DDF community come rushing in . . .
For more food for thought as we ponder questions about home, enjoy reading “As It Turns Out, You Can Go Home Again,” an article by Robin Davis. Robin is the author of Recipe for Joy: A Stepmom’s Story of Finding Faith, Following Love, and Feeding a Family.