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Home Sweet Home

This Week’s Writing Prompt:

After our seventeen days of travel in July, I felt ready to come home when we boarded the plane in Vancouver. I wanted to sleep in my bed, although the Golden Princess beds were the best, eat my regular breakfast, and see the sun glisten over the lake from my writing desk. I longed to see the otter family hunt for a meal in the early morning hours.  I also missed my friends, and I even missed the work I enjoy so much. No adventure or beautiful landscape can replace all that I love about being home. As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.”

What about you? What is it about your home that makes you long for it?

  • When you think of home, what comes to mind?
  • What does it smell like?
  • What is the temperature?
  • What colors and objects do you see?
  • How do you feel in this space?
  • Do you have a favorite spot in your home? Describe it and tell us why you love it.
  • What is it about your home you do not experience anywhere else?

Share your response in the comments section below.

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  • Judith Graham
    Posted August 28, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    So much has been said about home, be it ever so humble. Home is where your heart is. Home is where you hang your hat. I get a mental picture of a grandma, white hair up in a bun, sitting in a chair by the window, a shawl around her shoulders and a blanket over her lap. Facebook says home is where you trust the toilet seat. My home is a mobile home and it’s seen better days. It’s been my home for a long time.

    My favorite place is out on the deck in my folding rocking chair. I like to go out early in the morning with my coffee and listen to the birds and watch all the little children walking to the school bus with their Moms. I love the ten foot high hedge that separates the road from the yard and allows some privacy. The birds nest there, have their babies, fly back and forth with food – it’s a busy place in the morning.

    In the evening, I like to sit out there while my son works in his garden, and we chat. The troth on the side of the deck is full of basil. I love it’s aroma, but the mosquitoes do not, so I can sit there until I get tired. In the winter months there are a great many vegetables to observe, and we can pick a fresh salad for dinner.

    Home is where you keep your stuff, where things are familiar and everything has it’s place.

    • Patricia Charpentier
      Posted September 2, 2019 at 11:11 am

      Hi, Judi. This is great. You always have a different perspective of whatever subject we toss out to you. The toilet seat you trust made me laugh. I can see you sitting on your deck, enjoying the kids, birds, your son, and his garden. Your last line is so true. I miss seeing you. If you can make it to the WYL Author Showcase on November 9, you’ll see a lot of your long-time buddies–Loyd, Norma, Robin, Becky, and many other. Take care of yourself, Judi.

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