What is home to you? Is it a specific place—a whole country, state, or city? Is it a whole house or just a room? Is it being with certain family or friends? Or is it simply a feeling you get—of comfort and belonging—regardless of where you are? For me, home is not just one of these things: it is all of them. It is my childhood bedroom in my parents’ New York City apartment and New York City and the U.S. and my family, my dogs, and my closest friends and a feeling I sometimes get, even when I’m far from all of these places and alone. The pieces in the issue all explore different ideas of home—as well as what it means to leave home, how one can make a home, and even what happens when someone enters that home uninvited.
I hope you will feel “at home” in this issue!