Are You Homesick Tonight….

untitledThere must be something in the air. Or perhaps it is the change in weather that people like to blame for everything. Nevertheless, there is something going around that has made a lot of people feel homesick these past couple of weeks. Anyone who lives abroad knows that homesickness is a dreaded curse. It may be that you can get over it and move on, or it could also come to the extreme that you have to move back home – whether it be from another town, city, country or continent. The one thing we have in common though is we are not alone, and for that reason, this week I am going to share quotes about being homesick.

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right ~ Maya Angelou

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Homesick in Heaven

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to – John Ed Pearce

You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the trees, the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when you are not there – Casare Pavese

One’s home is like a delicious piece of pie you order in a restaurant on a country road one cozy evening – the best piece of pie you have ever eaten in your life – and can never find again. After you leave home, you may find yourself feeling homesick, even if you have a new home that has nicer wallpaper and a more efficient dishwasher than the home in which you grew up – Lemony Snicket

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule – Frederick W. Robertson


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