“Home: The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.” — Merriam-Webster

I take exception with the official definition of the word Home. Home is where one’s heart resides at any particular moment in time. Home has nothing to do with permanence, or being a member of anything.

Home is where one is at peace and has a feeling of comfort and refuge. This place can exist for one moment, one day, one week, one month, one year, or forever. This place may only be Home for one person, or by chance, it may also be Home for others (family or otherwise).

A single person may have many, many homes over the course of a lifetime. This is not a permanent thing unless one chooses to make it so, and it does not include more than one person unless one chooses to make it so.

I think I’ll reach out to Messrs. Merriam and Webster and offer my input. Hmmph.


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