Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Have you heard of the song titled "A House Is Not A Home?" The lyrics of this song is very true and very touching. I like the lyrics because it portrays the true meaning of a home.
A house is just a building, a financial investment and a place that provides shelter. A home however is part of you. Your fingerprints are everywhere or shall we say all over the place. If you have children, their handprints and footprints may be in the pavement marked while it was being paved and still wet. Your creativity is painted on the walls and reflected in the fabrics and textures you have chosen. Your dreams lie just outside your windows, your goals just outside your doors, the tears you have shed have stained your pillow cases. Your loved ones are shown in a golden, silver, bronze or wooden picture frames. Your shelves ae filled with books that have aroused your thoughts and ideas and opinions. Stains of dripping candles left on your best table cloth reminds you of parties that you had. Expensive dinner wares and utensils tells you to entertain again soon. The plants in the garden are ones you have chosen, ones that you love and enjoy every time the flowers bloom. A home is a place where there is love, peace and harmony. A home is always just the right size to hold your memories.
As the song goes...A house is not a home when there's no one there but gloom. My home is not so luxurious as others may have, but ours I can call a home because there is love, peace and harmony. Everyone in our home try to understand each other's differences, try to give in when someone's at fault, we try to avoid heated arguments.
How about you? Can you share me why you call your house a home?