Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Thoughts on Home

Some fitting quotes for my current mood. I am hoping they have all been attributed to the correct people...

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

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. ~Maya Angelou

Home is not where you live but where they understand you. ~Christian Morgenstern

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. ~John Ed Pearce

...and finally, "Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came" ~Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo (Cheers theme song)

...which reminds me of an instance last year when I went to have our water bottles refilled and almost burst into tears when the lady at the counter had to ask how to spell my last name for her records. Of course, I was feeling particularly homesick that day and it was the millionth time that had happened to me since I've been here. It's probably happened another thousand times since. I never realized before how much comfort comes from the simplicity of knowing that people recognize your name and can pronounce and spell it without your help....


  1. Here's a few more home quotes. Hope your homesickness passes soon.

    Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. - Robert Frost

    I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. - Maya Angelou

    A girl phoned me the other day and said... Come on over, there's nobody home. I went over. Nobody was home. - Rodney Dangerfield

    My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home. - Rodney Dangerfield

    I still close my eyes and go home - I can always draw from that. - Dolly Parton