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retreating to home base

In class, anne asked for some metaphors for our own home, and I was disappointed that we only heard one or two, because I think those personal metaphors are key to seeing variations in our interpretations of what home means.  When I thought about my own home, I thought of "base" in a game of tag.  There is at least some sense of safety or security-- even if it's less than ideal -- but at the same time, at base, we miss out on the "fun" that's happening around us -- the game of tag -- or, speaking outside the metaphor, taking risks, exploring the world and ourselves.

When that gets to hectic, we can come back to home base.

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