I started a project a few months ago called "Define Life". It deals with defining words, obviously. It was basically started because i felt like life wasn't inspired enough, and i thought "Define Life" might cause some necessary inspiration. Anyway, i was asked recently to define the word 'home'. Since being home, i have felt a lot like Zach Braff in Garden State when he said:
"You know that point in your life when you realize the house you grew up in isn't really your home anymore? All of a sudden even though you have some place where you put your stuff, that idea of home is gone.
"You'll see one day when you move out it just sort of happens one day and it's gone. You feel like you can never get it back. It's like you feel homesick for a place that doesn't even exist. Maybe it's like this rite of passage, you know. You won't ever have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for your kids, for the family you start, it's like a cycle or something. I don't know, but I miss the idea of it, you know. Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people that miss the same imaginary place."
i would add my definition of home:
home (n) - is foremost the place where we feel unconditionally loved and listened to..but can also be the memories of a place, where we first learned and were taught about life, where we took our first steps, spoke our first words, and learned our first lessons about what is truly important--that is, people and relationships.
What does home mean to you?