Friday, December 17, 2010

Home

When I was younger, I moved a lot. Sometimes by my own choice, sometimes not. One particularly crazy year included a lot of couch-surfing, and I started using the word "home" to mean "wherever I am currently plugging in my computer." It was in jest: that's not what home is.

Home is where the heart is, and for the last months I've been split between the north and the south, between the home for years where my plane is, my friends are, the mountains and sky are etched in memories and heart... and my husband, who is out of state, and the small number of friends near him.

I left my plane in the competent and wise hands of my IA, and left state quietly, dozing and limping through fourteen hours of flights and layovers, only to hobble slowly enough up a terminal that a nice security officer wanted to know if I was going to be all right. I was, I assured him - and when I came around the corner, I was more than fine.

Calmer Half was waiting for me, standing patiently there, and I was home.

4 comments:

DaddyBear said...

Welcome home, traveler. Enjoy the sub-tropical temps in the lower 48!

Jenny said...

Glad you're home. Merry Christmas, and all my love to the clan there. :)

Matthew said...

a very warming read for the end of the year.

No better words can describe to a stranger the quality of a man your husband must be than to refer to him as the "calmer half".

Rev. Paul said...

I'm glad to hear you made it safely; peace & love to the both of you.