The smell of comfort wafted the home
It smelled like bread and good things to eat
It's scents were carried through the halls and rooms
And married to the sounds it found
Sounds of cries and a Mother's nurturing voice
Sounds of laughter and a Father's good humor
It wrapped around me like a gust of wind
I was lost in it's haze
Here, I felt
I felt the embrace of warmth and partiality.
It wrapped me in it's forgiveness and dignity.
It heard my weeps
It soothed me
Home had known fear, but it knew love far better
Home had known death, but it knew life far better
Home had known illness, but it knew strength far better
The world taunts us and proves its vastness to be cruel.
But here, within the timbers and walls of this fortress
It holds the songs we long for
The melodies haunt our journeys and the sweet sounds we follow home
The destination to the journeys I've yet to take