Monday, January 10, 2011

Quote of the Week

May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart.
 - Eskimo proverb
On the surface this is like a New Year's toast to one's physical comfort and peace in the new year.  By taking a deeper look at it, this is what I came away with.  If home is where the heart is, then to have warmth in your home you must have warmth in your heart.  The light of the lamp is representative of the light of your life, and if you have peace in your heart, then you have peace in your home as well.

In other words: Home is where the heart is, so let there be warmth in your heart, a light in your life, and peace in your home.


  1. Very nice, Linda! I think your interpretation is right on!

  2. A lovely wish no matter how you look at it.

  3. So true--just difficult to do sometimes, especially at this very moment with a 6 year-old playing the guitar some sadist got her for Christmas!!!!


  4. A totally apt quote for a snowy January day, Linda! :)

  5. Linda,

    Nicely done:~) I like your interpretation of this quote very much!

  6. Linda- Thank you. At first it seemed like I was rephrasing what they'd said, so I clarified it a bit.

    Hilary- Thanks. It should warm our hearts and homes a bit.

    Melissa- One day she'll make beautiful music. ;)

    Talon- Yes, 'tis. However, when I chose it, I didn't know we'd have snow.

  7. Sara- Thank you. It was easy to interpret, just harder to make it sound right. I had several re-writes before I got it like I wanted it. I read this one in a comic strip just after New Year's.

  8. That's lovely. Although, I must admit, today is a day where I'm finding it hard to keep warmth in my heart.

  9. Hi Linda .. wonderful quote .. and I love the thoughts expressed here .. the warmth of igloo, our hearts giving out love ..

    Here's to a warmer weekend .. it is here, but breezy! Cheers Hilary


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