OMG. Have been a shut-in for too long. Having the flu is a good reason to stay inside but it’s gone to my brain. I just cried my eyeballs out WATCHING AMERICAN IDOL. Before you delete me permanently, let me explain.

This contestant, a brilliant young man with a big old voice, came on stage. I barely glanced up from my computer. And then he sang … and the tears started. He sang, “A House Is Not A Home“, and he sounded just like Luther Vandross. I love this song and I realized, while he was singing, it explains what I cannot. Tried in the past, but just keep it to myself now.

“A chair is still a chair

Even when there’s no one sitting there

 But a chair is not a house

And a house is not a home

When there’s no one there to hold you tight

And no one there to kiss goodnight.

Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote this; enlightened men, indeed. But that’s not my point.

I have a house.

I want a home.

18 thoughts on “Home

  1. Scary what the right song at the right time can do to you, isn’t it? When the songwriters are Burt Bacharach and Hal David, you don’t stand a chance. Hang in there.

  2. Sorry you were ill, wondered where you were 🙂

  3. Sending you hugs, my friend…the right person will come along at the right time…


  4. I am hopeful for you, Izzie, that you will find a home. There will be someone there to help you make it a home, asking you about your day, genuinely concerned about your welfare. You will have it – have faith.

  5. Hugs to you, Izz!

  6. Izzie, now you’re making me cry. What a precious post. I also got emotional during that song on American Idol.

  7. House finally reached its bursting point due to the little hoarding problem huh? Looking for a HOME to start stuffing? You poor poor lady…… 🙂

  8. Ugh…me too…me too…

  9. I don’t know the song, so certainly couldn’t use it to explain some of what I feel to people around me when certain subjects come up. Now, I will just point them to this post. I might still tell them to bite me.

  10. I hear you! Hope you get to create one 🙂 xx

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