A state of being
The snail holds the key - we carry our true home with us - and for me that is the heart - or in home/house terms add one letter and you have the hearth - home (cliché or not) is where the heart is...:)
"Home is a process." How incredibly beautiful this all is!
I just received bell hooks's book "Belonging," which is about home and belonging, and am looking forward to delving into these kinds of thoughts. I feel like what you're saying here will resonate there.
It is so true; home is the place of contentment that we carry within ourselves and share with those who love us best. This was such a graceful essay,: I relished every word of it. 🏡