Sunday, June 01, 2008

June's theme is home

The June theme at Nablopomo is "home," which is certainly a broad topic. Everyone talks about home sometime during the day, often meaning the place where you were born, or the place you always return to. Who was it that said, "Home is the one place where you can't be turned away." Did anyone say it, or did I just say it?

We learn early on the difference between a house and a home. Home = family whereas a house is a sterile thing, just a structure. You add the things to the structure that attract family members like a magnet, especially at certain times of the year, and presto - home.

Yet, for most of the world's population, home is an ideal which often doesn't see reality. And with the tragedies in Burma and China, home - bamboo hut or crowded apartment building - can be destroyed in an instant.

So what is home? What does it mean to you?

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