final word

“There is no place more delightful than one’s own fireside.”

                                                                                                                                —Cicero

or ages the idea of home and hearth has represented well being and comfort, a safe harbor from the cold, a place of peace. Men have gone to war to protect home and hearth while women waiting behind have tirelessly tended it. Though we are not so naïve as to believe that behind every front door there’s a domestic Shangri-la, still we are drawn to the idea that there is that place where all is well and, no matter how far we stray, we are welcomed back.

—L.G.H.