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  • How many times have you heard that "home is where the heart is"? For people like me, uprooted and/or mobile, that would be quite neat. For people who have to flee their homes, or have lost them to one of the many unnecessary and totally abominable ongoing disasters, it could be crucial. If we take our heart, protect it, cherish it, and share it, openly and unafraid, it may indeed find a home, no matter our circumstances. Possibly not one in the land sense, but in the shape of other hearts. It may not hapen the first time, or it may not happen at all. It may be painful, it will likely be painful. Being vulnerable and exposed always is. But what is the option? There's only so much time we can go on utterly homeless. And I don't mean having no abode, that, I think, is overrated. I mean having a place or a person where our heart can rest, be itself, grow, hide, shine.

    Then Home will probably taste of something that reminds you of the person or persons keeping your heart.

    Curiously, I realised at the top of the page, while letting the title come out of my fingertips, that the last time I had the chance to taste Home, it tasted like my skin. That realisation puzzled me, until it came to me that the reason the skin that had become home to my heart had such a faint and familiar scent is because it smells like mine. How extraordinary.
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