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Home is Where the Familiar Is

Date Written: September 24, 2017


I have never quite understood the saying "Home is where the heart is"

Does it mean where your physical heart is

Does it mean where your emotional heart is

Does it mean where your sweetheart is

Having just returned from a trip a thousand miles away and in length,

I can now describe home as the place where;

Your clothes are not lost (by the airlines) and do not appear to have

Been purposely wrinkled on arrival

Your life is not at risk in the hands of another, AKA the seemingly mad cabby

You don't take the subway going in the wrong direction despite the use of maps

And clear written directions

You know where the shifter is on the car

Finding which key fits, which lock, is not an exercise in futility

Locating which cupboard contains the right glass, cup or dish

You are looking for is not a mad search mission

All your favorite foods are in the fridge.

The right knobs on the stove turn on the right burner.

The buttons on the remote are broken into for your favourite channels.

You rarely run out of all your clean underwear and if you do,

You know how to operate the washing machine

When your shoelaces break you know where the store is to buy new ones

The buttons on your shirt don't pop before an important meeting and

There isn't a thread and needle to be found

The cake cutter you receive, as a gift is not treated as

A weapon of mass destruction by a customs officer

The welcoming committee at the door no longer resemble

Miniature terrorists in waiting

The feel of your bed and the touching of toes are a giveaway

That you are home

Alas, though it may not sound as exotic or romantic as

"Home is where the heart is"

Home is indeed, that place where all is familiar

"Home is where the familiar is!"

Andreas Simic©

6 comments on “Home is Where the Familiar Is”

  1. sunburned     September 24, 2017

    Good observation, nice scenario,kudos.

    1. Andreas Simic     September 25, 2017

      Thank you for the kudos

  2. comnpkpillai     September 24, 2017

    too much known expansion of a saying in the beginning

    1. Andreas Simic     September 25, 2017

      Thanks, I will take your thoughts into advisement for future publishing.

  3. Sonja Carnes     September 25, 2017

    Always Amazing work!

    1. Andreas Simic     September 26, 2017

      Hi Sonja, great to see that you are here!

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