I had a request once from a woman who wanted a new floor covering for her entry hall. We got to chatting, and she said she was sprucing up the house to welcome her son back home from Iraq. So I dug around in my books of symbols, and came up with these symbols that represent homecoming and the return of loved ones. I didn’t tell her what these symbols in the design meant until I delivered it. She cried when I told her. Here is my homecomingdesign in turquoise with the symbols painted in coral, purple and black. It comes in other colors, too.