Home Is Where The Heart Is (Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic)

sketch of a house with text - Home is where the heart is...
Home is where the heart is…

(I adapted the image and coloured it and added the text – all in Photoshop.)

The Origin Of ‘Home is where the heart is.’

It could be apocryphal, and you know how the Web can be unreliable, but I found the phrase ‘Home is where the heart is.’ attributed in several sources on the web to Gaius Plinius Secundas, otherwise known as Pliny the Elder.

As Wikipedia describes him – he was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian.

Here’s something else about Pliny. He died in AD 79 at the age of 56 while attempting a rescue of those caught in Pompeii and Herculaneum during the great eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

When warned not to approach the shore for fear of being overcome by the eruption from Vesuvius, he is reported to have said ‘Fortune favours the brave.’


  1. Hail, Pliny the Elder! He sounds like a special guy, someone that ought to have a statue, maybe he has? Had to look up the word apocryphal, thank you.
    I like your house adaptation; diagonal corners connected to the earth, keeping the house grounded, with a possibility to set off, if it feels light-hearted. I’m not being sarcastic!


  2. Fortune favors the brave, indeed. If you’re brave enough to simply TRY, you’ll reap rewards – not necessarily monetary or even directly tangible but you’ll learn something and that something is often = to a pirate’s ransom. Think you tried here and hit that challenge nail directly on the head. Kudos David!


    1. Yes, fortune favours the brave. I could relate to that when I held back – seeing a situation and thinking I could see the end from the beginning.

      It was maybe just a way of avoiding involvement, and trying sometimes reveals things that were never apparent from the beginning.


      1. Now there’s a great quote, “Trying sometimes reveals things that were never apparent from the beginning.”


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