SoCS: home

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “home.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. 

Home is something everyone longs for, works for and needs to be in at the end of the day. We all just want to go home; to feel safe and secure. We need a safe and secure place to sleep because we are unconscious for 7 or 8 hours!

But I believe ‘home’ is also a longing of the soul. The feeling that we don’t belong here, that we just want to go home: I believe the soul longs to return to its source, its home. Where that is, is for you to find.

I am a huge homebody. I love to be at home and whenever I’m out, I can’t wait to get home. I have to go out to fight against agoraphobia. Any extra money I can get above living expenses will go to something for my home.

I’m really glad I travelled so much while I was young and had lots of energy. And it was a hell of a lot easier, cheaper and safer to travel in the olden days! But I’m happy I’ve been to so many places that I love to say, “I’ve been there!” and then sing “I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere. . ..”

I wasn’t so committed to ‘home’ as I am now. Many times, while I was travelling, I didn’t even have a home! A Volkswagen bus was my home for 10 months travelling around Europe. But it was my cozy, tidy home. I would prefer camper travelling to hotels because it’s your home. Nobody else slept in that bed.

But I don’t travel anymore, any money I get goes towards my home. I save up for repairs and winter heating, not vacations, but that’s OK. I am very grateful to have my own house.

I sure love my home!

3 thoughts on “SoCS: home

  1. I can relate to being a homebody, especially since I’ve retired. It feels wonderful to be home. Still hope to travel some, though. Maybe we’ll get a van or an RV or something. Good for you for doing all that traveling while you were young!

  2. Same here – there’s no place like home! I’m glad we did our traveling early on. It was fun and different living so many places (courtesy of the Army), but we finally settled after the Mr. retired. We don’t want to go anywhere else now. 🙂

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