The Refuge and the Road.

Home or the journey.
Refuge or the road.
Walking or sitting still.
To growing wider or to grow deeper -
Where to go?  When to remain?


Home is where the heart is.
                        Pliny the Elder

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
                        Benjamin Franklin

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
                        Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.


A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
                        John Steinbeck

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
                        Henry David Thoreau


Every day is a journey, 
and the journey itself
is home.
                        Matsuo Basho