Home contains the idea of oneness as a state of mind as well as a place. A state of mind that contains companionship and common purpose. We are one when we cooperate and talk together, consider the welfare of those close to us.
When we cast our net wider to include those we do not feel similar to, who may not even know us, then we are extending our sense of home to include many rooms, many faces and attitudes and we are the richer for it.
If we include all sentient beings within our compass, if we extend our home to the trees that surround our house, to the flocks of birds voyaging south overhead, then our home has grown in diversity, has softened its form, grown large around its edges.
When we stand on the beach and look out to sea we have a sense of vastness, Surely this is not home is it? How can this watery otherness be home? Because it is home to multitudes of fishes and whales, sealions and others.... then this cannot be home. Home must have intimate boundaries, places we know and are comfortable in. But what if we could feel at home there? If we could sail out and leave land, humans, familiar scenes, the scent of land behind, would we ever feel at home there? What if we settled into waves and wind, clouds and distant islands and found oneness there too?
Home is the voice of oneness, home is our planet, the light from the sun, the sparkle of stars, the passage of the moon. We do not need boundaries or constraints. We need to live large, love widely and kiss the universe goodnight.