I have always been fascinated by old houses. I grew up in a beautiful Victorian house in New England, and I was forever on the search for secret passageways– I just felt sure the house had some great adventures hidden within. I never found a passage, but I did manage to lift the old heating grate out of my second-story bedroom floor and drop a bucket down on a string into the kitchen in the middle of my parents’ party. I’m pretty sure they humored me by filling the bucket with whatever my requested item was, but the real glory was that, thanks to the old house’s design, I was making adventures of my own.
That house was my home for so many good years. It was where we became a family when my parents got married and my dad adopted me; it was where my baby brother joined us; it was where I got into trouble with the babysitter, had a backwards birthday party, and fell in love with lilacs.
The themes of house and home are prevalent in writing because of their universal necessity and emotional resonance. Everyone needs a house for their body; everyone needs a home for their soul. The songwriters in today’s playlist explore life journeys, a sense of belonging or of missing, and relationships– all centered around the theme of house or home. For those participating in the link-up, explore a way “house” or “home” has been especially meaningful to you.
Thanks to my friend Caeli of These Lonely Walls for the inspiration for this week’s theme!
Let me know:
What are your favorite house or home songs?