"I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself."
Is home a physical place ~ a familiar spot where you are surrounded by things you love and can slouch around in your P. J.'s till noon......or is it more a feeling.....like knowing where to feel safe and cared for in this unpredictable world of ours?
I have paraphrased the above from the book I am currently reading....LOST GIRLS. This phrase really hit home in light of the recent events that are happening in our country. Not just the hurricane Irene that is pummeling the East coast....but on all the homes that have been lost in this recent financial crisis.
I have tried to envision myself without a home....have you ever done this? Actually....it is a very DISTURBING thought! I know a sweet woman who has sold her home and recently relocated....she is currently renting her spot....she no longer has a place to call her own. Actually, she is managing gracefully....while coping with other losses as well...she is quite amazing.
I really don't know how I would handle it....if my home were suddenly snatched from me through a natural disaster or financial struggles. I pray that I would be as brave as my dear friend and realize that your true home is not in this life as we are all spiritual beings and in the end you can't take ANY of the STUFF with you. (O:
Any thoughts on this dear friends?