things

There is an interesting conversation going on over at kottke.org around the question: Where do you call home? And why? Lot’s of different perspectives. Is home a place, a feeling, a community, a culture, a physical place or the people in it? What changes your idea of home: divorce? children? aging? I think I agree with this commentor’s definition the most:

Home is two things:

  1. Home is a comfortable living space that you like, that fulfills your space needs, where you can relax, be safe, and recharge your batteries, figuratively and literally, every day.
  2. Home is a place where you are an active participant in a supportive community where people care about you, and you care about them. You see these people regularly, ideally every day, and over time, you build strong bonds with them.