Bela takes wonderful photos in this post and writes a heart-felt poem about returning to special places where we belong.
In poems about belonging and returning there are strains of deep feeling. Home is as much about those feelings as it is about geographic location.
After over 40 years in the same house, Kathy and I felt it was time to do something different. We mulled our options: sell and move, major renovations, and finally settled on tearing the house down and rebuilding where we have lived and raised a family. It will be different, but many of the feelings will still be there.
We have driven and cruised parts of the west coast and Bela’s pictures capture the magificent coastline, lush forests, rivers with mountains towering above, and the ocean.
Another place that is home for us is the farm where Kathy grew up. This was a picture she took of a deer just as curious about her as she was of it.
Home is about relationships with people and things that evoke memories of belonging in a particular place and how, each time we return, those memories are vivid in our very being there..