Readers’ Blog

dear home

Popularity 7Viewed 6494 times 2016-11-2 15:30 |Personal category:society|System category:Life

What’s the definition of a house? It is a building which can be made of different materials. No matter what is it made of, it is a place to live in. what about a home? It is equal to a house? Definitely not! A home is a place full of magic which can both be visible and invisible. It is a comfort harbor for a wearing soul, a place where we regain our hopes and courage. Every year during the Spring Festival Travel, China will show the world a spectacular picture of the thousands upon thousands of migrant workers travelling home in the chilly cold weather and they have a common destination, a place called home. Some even traveled dozens of hours with their motor bikes. The journey may be tough and dangerous but every time they feel upset and wearing, home is a bonfire that lights up their hearts again and give them warmth. It is their beloved family members that make up a home where their hearts will pursue to arrive though it is thousand miles away.

In one of Long Yingtai’s (龙应台) prose called Returning Home《回家》she tells us the story of her mother’s returning home. Her mother suffered from Dementia(失智症). Her memories faded gradually and when she was taken back home, to the house they used to live, she didn’t recognize it and kept on saying she wanted to go home. And in the prose the author said that she finally understood what the real home was in her mother’s mind. She said mother’s home was a place that without post code and no postman could find. Her home was not a space but a period of life time in which little children were chasing laughing and playing merrily, sizzling sound with the aroma of frying fish coming out from the kitchen, and her husband covered her eyes and wanted her guessed who it was” I love this passage because it conveys the meaning of a real home so well. A real home is a place that combines your love ones together and the love bond makes it thrives.

How do you love you home? Never complain your house is too small but try to appreciate the cozy atmosphere created by your families. A house that fills up with laughter and happiness is called home while a luxurious big house is just shining with cold light. Which one do you prefer? Every home is unique. It has its own look, feel and smell. Have you ever felt it?

About two months later the Chinese traditonal new year will see another  reunion time for the families. It is true that it is a tradition but let us never forget that we go home because our families are there not because it is a traditional festival. Time changes things without being notice and don’t leave yourself any regret. We should go back home as much as possible. Because our love ones are there!

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)




Shake hands


Friends who just made a statement (1 Person)

Like 0 Share


Comment Comment (8 comments)

Reply Report saver 2016-11-3 08:50
you write  so well .you say into my heart
Reply Report voice_cd 2016-11-3 08:58
thanks for sharing here, we have highlighted your blog.
Reply Report Kevinfly 2016-11-3 09:49
Home is home with parents. Let's go home as much as possible when parents are there and do not leave any regret.
Reply Report ysyaileen 2016-11-3 10:22
saver: you write  so well .you say into my heart
    Great minds think alike.
Reply Report ysyaileen 2016-11-3 13:23
voice_cd: thanks for sharing here, we have highlighted your blog.
thanks a lot.. have a nice day
Reply Report wrckaka 2016-11-4 23:14
don't let waiting become any regret.
Reply Report eysen_chen 2016-11-9 16:26
When i read this article, Many more is moved for me. As saying time change things without being notice ,don't leave yourself many regrets include our home , parents , love people. Thanks for sharing here .
Reply Report Ashikujaman 2016-12-27 02:12

facelist doodle Doodle board

You need to login to comment Login | register


Recent comments

  • Unconditional love 2017-2-14 14:42

    Love is the same for all humankind. It is shown differently in all cultures.

  • The woman in the neighborhood 2017-2-14 14:41

    Most Chinese women do not know what love actually is until after they have had experienced that from other men. This is a serious problem in most places. Perhaps, women could organize some social exchanges to allow them to understand their real needs.

Star blogger










Most Viewed




Most commented




Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email:
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.