“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” --Judith Thurman, The Hand of Distance
I have this quote framed. Right now it's on the mantel in my sitting room. Although, having read it many times over the years, I know what it says, sometimes I have to read it again, to see if it is still meaningful to me. Almost without fail, it makes me want to cry.
I've shown it to some people with whom it immediately resonated. I have shown it to one or two who read it and looked at me blankly.
I think that, all my life, I've been homesick...