Saturday, August 16, 2008

One Week On


I have had a wondrous time in the past week. Leaving the Ishmaelite realm has yet again instilled in me feelings of levity and freedom. How this is to be explained, and what this means, is another matter, but that is the feeling.

I am supposing that according to the so called law of diminishing returns, the luscious delight I feel in wandering my homeland, and sensing its richness, both cultural and natural, will diminish if I move back and settle and become an established part of the system. Sigh.

Must one always be elsewhere in order to be here, to be abroad to appreciate home?

The Brits grumble about the weather. I understand why the farmers do - because it interferes with the harvest, but the rest of us? Rain is lovely, just ask the grass and the trees.

Ok, maybe that's not such a good idea:).

3 comments:

Selena Dreamy said...

“Must one always be elsewhere in order to be here, to be abroad to appreciate home?”

What do they know of England who only England know? (Kipling)

Reluctant Blogger said...

It's true that i only really appreciate England (the overwhelming sense of green) when I return from being abroad. But it has been a lousy summer here yet again.

But I'm glad you are having a good visit.

Mu Tai Dong said...

I think you cute and funny!!