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Celebrate Me Home

I first heard the moving Kenny Loggins song Celebrate Me Home when my husband and I attended a weekend retreat run by a human potential movement called Lifespring.  (See Parkchester, Celebrate Me Home)

I can’t say that weekend radically changed my life as the workshop leader promised,  but it did make me think about the real meaning of home.    The novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote,  “you can’t go home again”,  but our leader had another take.

”Home is not a place you return to,”  she told us at that Lifespring retreat,  “it’s a place you operate from.”

“Please / celebrate me home.”

RetroFlash / 100 Words 

– Dana Susan Lehrman 


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This retired librarian loves big city bustle and cozy country weekends, friends and family, good books and theatre, movies and jazz, travel, tennis, Yankee baseball, and writing about life as she sees it on her blog World Thru Brown Eyes!

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  1. John Shutkin says:

    I knew this song only vaguely, but it certainly resonates with me, Dana. As we have discussed, we both know — and have referenced on Retro — Thomas Wolfe’s famous quote about home. And we both disagree with it. You CAN go home.

    Thank you for, if you’ll pardon the expression, bringing that point home to me — and others — so nicely with this RetroFlash.

  2. Laurie Levy says:

    Good use of a RetroFlash to make an important point. I never thought of home as the place I operate from, which could be my head much of the time!

  3. Betsy Pfau says:

    Thanks for writing about what “home” means, Dana. I also wrote about this, long ago, after visiting my childhood home – 30 years after moving away. It helped bring back happier memories of my parents for me and that was important in my journey. I think, if we are receptive, we can get what need.

  4. Marian says:

    Thanks for introducing me to this song, Dana. Good take on what home can mean.

  5. Suzy says:

    Dana, this is a great song, which I have sung. But . . . have you? This prompt is Songs We SANG – would love to hear about you singing it.

  6. Khati Hendry says:

    Or as Elvis sang, “home is where the heart is”.

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