“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” Benjamin Franklin
Most of us are familiar with the quote “Home is where the heart is…” It is one of my favorites as I heard it quite often when I was growing up. We moved a lot and it became a mantra of sorts as we prepared for our next home in a new city. My dad had a strong work ethic which brought promotions for him and a move for all of us. We also moved several times during a war, and that period of our life left an indelible mark on me; I learned that we must cherish what we have, and love where we rest our heart and head. The Mongoose above have learned that and share their space happily. For this challenge, I’ve chosen to add pictures of other life forms in their homes or habitat. We may call them home lessons learned from other life forms.
“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
A while back, I took a trip to the Bronx Zoo and was nicely surprised at how hard the staff worked to make the animals feel at home. They recreated their natural habitat and gave them plenty of room to roam. Now, I think of life on the Serengeti and imagine how, for the Nyala antelope above, it would be one fraught with danger from man and beast. Here, they were relaxed and unperturbed by our presence… Tangy, our family cat, creates new homes in bags and boxes and anything he can climb into. He knows he is loved and when he isn’t on the computer, he chills out. Home is where we find love and peace. More below!