The Hearts Haven Civilization had its beginning around an open fire. Here at its warmth gathered the family groups to find safety, comfort, and companionship. Trace the origin of our word fireplace and you will find it definitely related to the Latin word focus.
There is the explanation of what home has always meant; for home is the center of life, – no mere residence of the body but the axis of the heart: the place where affections develop themselves, where children love and learn, where two toil together to make life a blessing.
To pictures in a word the depths of want, we say of a man that he is homeless. True, life is a journey, and we are all on a pilgrimage. But when distance has lost its enchantment and the ardor for adventure has cooled.
When danger has been bravely faced and wonder satiated. hearts long for resting place and find in the ruddy glows of the hearth-fire “the charm the skies ” that hallows life and gives refuge to man’s tired soul.