Contribute to Issue Two

The Complexities of Home

Emily Dickinson said "Where Thou art—that—is home", but we're not so sure. We tell our co-workers that we are going home at the end of the day, and then tell our friends we are going home for the weekend. We write home, call home, fly home, feel homesick, still live at home, are homebodies, and become homeless. We root for home-teams, check-in at home base, and work from home. We have friends back home, watch home videos, and encounter things that remind of us home. We are looking for a new home, build or buy homes, and we make ourselves at home.

It may be a structure, spatially defined with four walls and a roof, but for others, it’s a community, a moment in time, a group of people, smiles or scowls. Some eagerly return home given any opportunity, some avoid it at all costs, and some can’t find a way to get out. Some carry home with them, some spend their entire lives trying to find it.

Home is complicated, but then again, so are we.

Condition is an online publication founded to deliver personal and evergreen written works, and we are looking for contributors to submit proposals for our second issue, titled: The Complexities of Home. Read more about us and our mission, and if you would like to contribute to our second issue, use the following form to submit a proposal, and we promise to be in touch.