This month, I’m participating in Ali Edwards “31 More Things” class over at her website. The class is an exercise in writing something every day for 31 days using simple one word prompts. I have not been so great at writing every day, but I am hoping to catch up this weekend and post here when they are complete! The intent is to pair writing with one photo to tell a story and to include all the writing in an album. I am still pondering how these are all going to end up, but I’m enjoying the writing process.
“Where we love is Home, Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts, The chain may lengthen but it never parts” o.w. holmes
This sampler hung in a hallway at my mother’s house for 30+ years, it was made by my Grandmother Mimi when she was a girl. I used to stop and look at it every time I’d visit. Now, it hangs in my home, alongside a similar sampler with a different home quote, which was made by my Great-Aunt Dot…
Home IS where the heart is.
Home is where we gather after a day of school and work and play.
Home is where we share joys and laughter and tears and frustrations.
Home is warm golden light and a roaring fire against the grey winter snow and cold
Home is dinner on the stove and faces at the table
Home is colored adirondack chairs gathered around our home-made outside coffee table on the side lawn, under the shady dogwood and mountain ash trees on a hot summer day.
Home is drinks with friends and neighbors on the screened in front porch, twinkle lights on and flag garlands moving in the breeze from the ceiling fan, clinks of glasses and creaks of wicker.
Home is where we lay your heads to read and sleep and dream at the end of the day
Home is where we all create with fiber and paper and wood and magic
Home is a pile of sleepover girls in the family room buried under quilts and pillows
Home is carpentry in the garage, making in the studio, girls drawing and coloring anywhere
Home is movie nights and show watching in the family room
Home is gathering friends and family from near and far
Home is where my people are
Home is where we belong