crayon drawing of yellow heart

I love the word “welcome.” Well come. Home is a place where I feel welcome.

When you stand outside my thatched hut,
Could you guess how spacious it is inside?
There is a galaxy of worlds in here.
And space for as much love as I can find.

Ishikawa Jozan (17th century), from a Zen poem

Do you feel welcome in your home? Do you feel comfortable welcoming others inside your space?

Detail from the art journal spread, Heart sutra. Wax crayon and collage on paper, October 2006.