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Home past and present…

The prompt for In Other Words this week

“A house is a home when it
shelters the body and comforts the soul.”
Phillip Moffitt

The Past


place, building
unhappy, silent, stifling
angry, wary, alone, cold

The Present


cozy nest
sheltering, comforting, nurturing
content, warm, calm, peaceful

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10 thoughts on “Home past and present…

  1. Yes, yes, yes! A house is just a structure, but a true home is a place of sanctuary, a refuge from all the sharp edges we encounter in our lives and in the world. Home is where you feel content. I am so thankful that both you and I found our way HOME at last!

  2. This is a very interesting take on the prompt quote. It had me reflecting on my past and present homes. As a child, we moved constantly. I went to 11 schools. As an adult I know there is security in sameness. We have lived here for 28 years.

    1. I can’t imagine moving 11 times. I had a hard enough time trying to fit in and belong as it was. I have lived here 37 years and in my home for 20. There is security when you are happy where you live.

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