There are many adjectives that describe Chicago, and yes, many do begin with the letter "c." Although, I do like my adjectives, I am currently drawn to a noun, "home."
It is common for people to equate "home," with "house," something that complicates the phrase "home is where the heart is." So, what is "home?" Is "home" a physical structure where people live? Is "home" a people, a community? Is "home" a set of values, attitudes, customs, etc.? Is "home" a feeling? Is "home" a food, a warm gesture, a favorite pair of shoes, wearing glasses instead of contacts, or is it an animal? Is "home" just one thing, or is it everything? Is "home" at "the heart" of us, individually and as one?
Right now, "home" is Chicago, and to be honest I do not know what that means, but I am curious to find out.
While I deconstruct and reconstruct defintions of "home," here is a "home" playlist for you:
1. Take Me Home Tonight ~ Eddie Money
2. Home ~ Iggy Pop
3. Homecoming ~ Kanye West
4. Don't Leave Home ~ Dido
5. Sweet Home Alabama ~ Lynard Skynard
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