Today I was biking towards the church where I am basically every Sunday. And I remembered the lyrics from Newton Faulkners ‘feels like home’: and it feels like home, and it knocks me out. Now I listen to a lot of music, and from a lot of songs I only remember one or two word combinations, even though I have listened to them a thousand times. Sometimes, through a crack in the fabric of my mind these fragments come and remind me, of something I didn’t knew I had taken in. Often I have no clue from which song this quote comes. But I take it. Like the bible says: the word is a bread, or something like that. I eat the words, taste them, and realise: this is something I have tasted before, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. It feels like home. Home is one of the strangest and the most beautiful things. throughout our lives we have home, multiple ones, from the past, present or the future. the funny thing about ‘home’ is that you feel it. maybe you do not realise it immediately, but sometimes it hits you: it feels like home. The curious thing is that throughout our lives there are times in between home. Perhaps this is also something we do not truly understand: for instance after moving, or after staying in a place for a long time. The realisation: I cannot rest my head. This is not home for me.
The lyrics of the newton Faulkner song hit me: it feels like home, and it knocks me out. Especially when you realise that not all places ‘feel like home’ finding one, finding or re-finding your family can really ‘hit home’. It is like how apparently Jesus felt about people saw. He was moved: basically turned inside out upside down through something he saw. He was moved to do something: to make it right. The Newton Faulkner song continues:
and feels it like home
And it knocks me out
Just to feel this way
And know I broke out
To know that through all hardship and challenges, moving of life, you have broken out. You have found home, once again. When home is not a starting point, because you have been on the road so long, or because you were trapped in an unfriendly house, knowing that you broke out, you found home it can knock you out in the best way possible.