This philosophical question is often asked among missionaries. Sometimes, people will say that home is where you lay your head. Others will refer to home as the place in which they live and work. Some will quip that home is where they came from. I (Alan) land in this category. So does Joyce Carol Oates, the famous novelist.
She writes a rather long piece in the Smithsonian about “home” and where it is. She asks this question as the last sentence in the article, Without Millersport and Lockport—would there be “Joyce Carol Oates”?
I ask the same question about Lakeland, FL, where I grew up. I’m pretty sure I would be vastly different without Lakeland.
What do you think? Where is home for you?