Wayfaring Strangers

Someone alway asks this question, or else “Which place feels more like home to you?” In either case I am never quite sure how to answer. Is the person asking just trying to make small talk or do they really want me to take a deep dive, exploring with them all of the intricate and interconnected lines of thought that surround such a question? Beyond that, I’m not even sure I have an answer to the question myself!

Do I enjoy being stateside? Yes.

Do I miss my regular overseas life? Yes.

Does being stateside feel like home? Yes.

Does being overseas feel like home? Yes.

Think about it—there is nothing even remotely comparable to a Texas Roadhouse or Olive Garden in the city where we live. On the other hand, I find myself wanting to add chili peppers to just about everything I eat when I’m in the States.

Read More