12 October 2014

dreaming of home


photo cred: Chelsie Starley


     "It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. 

And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere."

Danzy Senna

I've thought of this a lot lately.
I will often think back to times spent in Provo, Cambridge, Honolulu, and now Salt Lake City. Small moments and occurrences will come back to me, things that I miss and things that I loved about the place.

I came across this quote and it really stuck with me.
However, instead of never being completely at home anywhere, I've found that bits and pieces of me have found their home around the world. Certain characteristics came out at different locations - sometimes even surprising myself - and each of those locations changed and shaped me in different ways.

My home is not just one place.
It's laced throughout multiple locations all over the world.
Although I miss each of those places, I love each of those different pieces of me. 

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