Coming Home

Aug 4, 2011 by

Coming Home

“I can’t wait to get out of here” … followed by … “I can’t wait to get back home.”

You know that need; that push/pull draw that we have to get away from our current selves and into something exotic only to desperately miss the important parts of home. What happens when you go away? Why do we need to “get out of here?”

Maybe it’s a way to remind ourselves of what’s important; what we’re grateful for; a way to “truly miss something only when it’s gone” and then feel that rush of coming home and reconnecting. VW retired its Citi car and had a farewell tour that truly touches what it means to miss something (I’ve never even heard of the car and I miss it already). (I talk about missing in my “I Miss You” post). Maybe getting out of here as fast as you can is our own way to get some distance and not take things for granted (there’s a cute post about realizing what we have here). And maybe what we’re taking for granted is the best part of ourselves.

Maybe going away from our stuff, our current circumstances, our current rut is a way to not only get distance from the things around us, but to get some distance from ourselves; our current selves at least. As a very dear from of mine so appropriately put it “maybe you have to get lost to be found.”  So maybe going away, running away, getting out of here, is more about coming home than it is about leaving this place.

So here’s my question: “What are you going away from? And. What do you need to run back to?”  If you can look at this, feel this, get it in your heart maybe you can always be coming home.

See you on the wire

— Steven Cardinale

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