Its that time of the year when I think a lot more about house and home. Time for a warm, cozy nest to return to. Time for a home that is safe from the elements. Time for a sanctuary in which to curl up for the upcoming winter.
The creatures know this - as they create a hole in a tree, or a nest high above ground.
Nomads who move with the seasons take their homes with them.
We all need shelter for we are not made to live out among the elements.
I am both thankful for my home but also feel a bit guilty that there are so many people who have no place they can call home. Perhaps that is even more reason for me to savor the safety of a home while continuing to do the little that I toward home and sanctuary for every person and creature on earth.
"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." - Maya Angelou