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Going home…

  Did you ever have one of those days where it seems like you just can’t fly fast enough, at the end of the day, in order to get home…? To a place of peace, and solitude/family/quiet/fairly ridiculous amount of hullabaloo that has come to symbolize all the reasons you put up with the world in the first place? Do you ever consider that if you could just find a way to simply exist… or exist simply… you might never, ever leave your sanctuary again?   Yeah… Me too… Every time I turn on the news…   More and more these days, the feeling hits me before I’ve even left to begin with…          

Upon returning home from abroad…

G. K. Chesterton once wrote (actually he wrote it, in various forms, many times) that the only way to discover one’s home was to leave it; that once he had become habituated to the point of no longer being able to actually see it the only cure was to go away on an extended vacation (or holiday, as the Europeans like to refer to it), for the express purpose not of seeing new places but of rediscovering an old one. It was only after having immersed himself in a different environment that he was able to see his home with fresh vision, as it were… He even based a substantial portion of the book Manalive upon this theme…