Family in the heart


I heard of this first in the movie, Mrs.Doubtfire. The dialogue goes thusly, “Some families have one mummy, some families have one daddy…but if there’s love, dear, those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart forever. All my love to you, poppet; you’re going to be all right.” The ‘family in the heart’ bit stuck in my mind long after to be reminded at a time when it mattered to remember.

A lot of us live in buildings that house (shelter) us and we like to call it a house or home, largely interchangeably. MK.Soni said “a house is made of brick and mortar but home is made by the people who live there.” I paraphrase it to ‘house is made of material and home is made of heart(s).’

In today’s fastpaced world that some like to call dog eats dog world, where education, work, retirement, traffic, etc., somehow creates more nuclear families, independence becomes increasingly important and interdependence takes a backseat, becoming more utilitarian. The relationships we form are oftentimes guided by our goals where people, like commodities, are used as means to an end. (Consumer-driven economy sets off consumerization as the currency of transaction and that cannot somehow rub off on our psyche, I guess, sparing not even our family members).

I figure given that circumstances are the way they are, and we are not always in control of them, what does stand the test of time is when the heart (read values) is in the right place. If this big piece of the puzzle has been placed where it needs to be, rest can somehow be figured out and life will turn out all right.

Published in: on November 28, 2015 at 5:47 am  Comments (3)  
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  1. I love the idea of a ‘home made of hearts’. That’s so beautiful.

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  2. Reblogged this on Be Like Water.

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    • Thank you 🙂


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