Home is not a place but a place inside ourselves that brings belonging. It is showing up and keeping in touch. It is forgiving. It is giving back. It is banding together and never abandoning each other. It is a love and bond that is tenuous and strong. Home is people who stand by each other, for good and bad, in sickness and in health, through orneriness and peace, bound together through love not always like, showing loyalty and showing up in each other’s lives. Home isn’t a house. It exists in our family and friends. It is where those we love are.
*Los Altos, California 2019*