What is Home to Mark Young

For this particular post, it is best to read the commentary from Mark first, then view his video which is posted after his comments. 

Mark Young lives and works in Chester County, PA, to the northwest of Philadelphia and was born and raised in Delaware County, just to the southwest of the city.

I have served as a United Methodist pastor for thirty years, which influences how I have tried to express what “home” means, since I get to see how that answer changes for people over their lifetimes as well as having become aware that the answer would be fluid for myself as well.

Because it seems to me that the meaning of home changes with a person’s age, I made a mobile. I tried to take pictures but ended up with the video that I submitted.

As a child, home is the world, or at least the center of it. When you grow too large for those constraints, it’s the place to move from. Later in life a house or a home is more of a refuge at the end of the day. Finally, when it becomes physically impossible to remain (as it does for many people), “home” or “the house” becomes more of a memory.