My Strongest Conjuration

Driveway Matt JonesI can’t tell when the stirring began again, but I’m somehow encouraged to find the same theme popping up around the blogosphere – Home.

 

snow bridge Aaron WilsonI suspect Winter raising its head about the northern hemisphere has many residents longing for the comforts associated with home; good company and sufficiency.

 

While I enjoy reminiscing, I want to take some time to examine the actual concept of Home. To begin this pursuit of my ‘strongest conjuration,’ Today I reflected upon a few literary masters and some fellow bloggers:

 

Sunset in the rear view; heading home

Sunset in the rear view; heading home

 

“O my heart! O tender and fierce pangs—I can stand them not—I will depart;
O to be a Virginian, where I grew up! O to be a Carolinian!
O longings irrepressible! O I will go back to old Tennessee, and never wander more!” Leaves of Grass, Longings for Home, by Walt Whitman

 

“I’ve been building a lot of things lately, but I don’t think home is one of them… …but what I do know is that this life of mine must be made for more than this.” Pebblestone Steps, New Horizons, by John Chon

 

“… just a bit further, and then retire for the night … with my home being their final destination.” Two Are Better, Homeward Bound, Michelle Malone

 

“But charity begins at home. And justice begins next door. Martin Chuzzlewit, Chapter 27, by Charles Dickens

 

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.” Martin Chuzzlewit, Chapter 35, by Charles Dickens

 

“The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.*” Mark Twain

 

Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 (NLT)

 

*any inference to home with this particular quote is mine. EVAL

 

I would appreciate your thoughts – what you think about home.

 

 

Unless otherwise indicated, (NLT) Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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10 responses to “My Strongest Conjuration

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  2. Nice pictures and nice disposition about HOME 🙂

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  5. The timing on this is interesting as we get ready to list our home for sale and looking at places that better suit our needs and desires as we enter a different stage of life. We’ve spent much time talking about what matters in a home, the most important being nature and quiet. Seems we’ve tired of living in town for the convenience of it. Ready to move into a more modest dwelling with more space on the outside.

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  6. I love the quotes you’ve included. This idea of Home causes quite the stirrings of a place, a feeling.
    Thank you for your honest and thoughtful work.
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award- here is the link to explain it: https://fullofjoyhappenings.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/the-liebster-award/
    I look forward to reading what else you write!

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  7. I love how you paid homage to some of the greats (as well as little ol’ me). I suspect you’re correct; we’re right at the threshold of Winter, and it tends to gently nudge us toward home.

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