Look Inside to Feel Home
“Where is your home?”
When asked, I used to say, “Japan” or “Tokyo”.
Home was about the place. It was a matter of “where”.
After leaving “home” and traveling through many countries,
I realize “home” is not just one place.
I felt at home in places far away from “home”.
I felt at “home” in a small tent in Mongolia, where we had to wait for the storm to go away on the icy Altai mountain.
I felt “home” on a rooftop of a guesthouse called Hotel Maria in Calcutta, where I met so many beautiful travelers.
Whether one place became “home” was a matter of “feeling”.
If I could feel at home, anywhere could be my “home”.
If I could open my heart,
Throw away my fear and doubt,
Then wherever it is, or whoever I am with,
I now know this is my home.
It is nice to know that “home” is not just one place.
I am looking forward to find more “home” in this beautiful planet.
Kuni Matsumoto is a photographer and writer, based in Tokyo, Japan.