I've been thinking of others' posts about being away from home, whether from illness, vacation or necessity.
I am a homebody. Even at the new house, it has become my home and I find such peace here; don't go many places unless shopping and such.
Though I love the thought of traveling and watch many travel shows (and I am fascinated with Mt. Everest and why anyone would want to climb it), but when I do travel, I usually find myself counting the days and longing for home. I posted this prose before and thought about it this morning. I think I heard it on Call The Midwife.
"Home is not simply a mark upon a map any more than a river is just water.
It is a place at the center of a compass from which every arrow radiates and where the heart is fixed.
It is a force that forever draws us back; shores us up.
For where the home is, there lies hope, and the future waits
and everything is possible."