Monday, April 11, 2011

Where is home?

You can never go home again, but the truth is
you can never leave home, so it's all right.
Maya Angelou

What is home?
“A roof to keep out the rain?  Four walls to keep out the wind?
Floors to keep out the cold?  Yes, but home is more than that.
It is the laugh of a baby, the song of a mother, the strength
of a father, warmth of loving hearts, lights from happy eyes,
kindness, loyalty, comradeship. Home is first school
  for young ones, where they learn what is right, what
is good, and what is kind, where they go for comfort when
they are hurt or sick; where joy is shared and sorrow eased;
where fathers and mothers are respected and loved, where
children are wanted; where the simplest food is good enough
for kings because it is earned; where money is not as important
as loving-kindness; where even the tea kettle sings
from happiness. That is home.  God bless it!”