Home & Heart
Home is where the heart resides.
A house may be erected to embrace the heart, much as a wine cup embraces the wine in clear crystal.
With every transient season the house transforms into a home, brimming with pearls of memory that cling to the possessions of the home.
These pearls of memory are forever stored in the heart, constructing a home brick by brick.
A flower opens itself to the breeze allowing its seeds to spread across the plain.
So it is with the heart. The fickle winds of affection can move the heart far and wide.
Accordingly, does the home not follow the heart? Inasmuch as the heart moves from one community to another, the home follows also.
The house, like the maple tree, is rooted deep. The base is as stable and strong as a mountain. The house rooted, stable and strong is still only a house if no heart resides there.
Like the noon day sun warming the earth, homes radiate the heat of love from the heart.
Home is where the heart is.
© Phil Renaud 2015