What makes a place a home?
‘Home’ – ‘Casa’ – ‘Thuis’ – ‘Kuća’
There are as many ways to say ‘home’ as there are ways to explain what it means.
To each of us it will be a different visualization, different collection of things and memories. Unlike the official definition, ‘a place where one lives’, I believe to all of us it is the place where we feel at ease. It is more a feeling in the end than a physical location. It does not mean that the location is not important, it means that all the variables creating this feeling need to fit you…and don’t forget the other people living there.
In my case, I don’t need a sign that says ‘Home is where the heart is’…to me home is the souvenir from India that I got with my mom reminding me of the movie ‘ UP’, handmade ceramic houses reminding me of Amsterdam and the miniature Barcelona tile that brings me back to an amazing place that I got to call ‘home’. Most of all these things were gifts and they have in common that they bring back beautiful memories and that, to me, is what makes a home.
Photography by David Querol