So where do you turn when you feel uninspired, or have “writers” block, or any block for that matter? How about to those closest to you in life – isn’t that where all our inspiration comes from anyhow? Those we love, and the love we get back, those who support us, and who we support back? Maybe a place we all call home?

What is “home” to you? I’ve asked this before, and expressed my own ideas in previous blogs. For me it’s the place where I feel warm and surrounded in love. It’s the place I look forward to coming back to each day, whether after a long day at work, or after a day of fun and adventure in the mountains that surround my home, or in the big city of Denver.

Home is more than just four walls and a roof. Home is not only the dwelling I live in, but also the city I love, the mountains that surround the city, and the hearts that beat within those four walls – those that live there, and those that visit. It’s coming home after a full day to be greeted at the front door by three frantic wagging tails, then an all-out assault with kisses, jumps and maybe a shove into the hall closet door before I even get two feet in the front door! But, I love it, and it’s home.

Dog Dreams

Dog Dreams

Home is a scene like this new photo of Maggie, stolen in the quiet afternoon with tiptoes and nimble fingers quickly and quietly flipping my 4×5 film holder to get an extra shot before she wakes! I wonder what she is dreaming of? Playing with her pack, or maybe this latest addition to my “heads” collection!

Ouch

Ouch

Home is walking in late in the evening after class, or a meeting, and being greeted with a warm smile and the wonderful smell of love in the kitchen. It’s about 22 years of marriage that we just celebrated Friday the 11th. Home is about planning for the future, and home is about the love of family and friends that make life so enjoyable.

So, during this season of giving thanks, think about what you call home, and those who make your life full, and inspired! We all get “writers” block now and then, but the best recipe for breaking through is a good laugh with those you love. Happy Anniversary, Randy!

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