Passionate about polka dots, punctuation and alliteration.
(On Coming Home)
The French have words for everything. That’s why we use so many of theirs. The disorientation of feeling out of place (“a change of scene”) is captured in the word dépaysement. De-homing.
Six months later, and the scene has changed again. Re-paysement. Coming home. A homecoming.
The more I look, the more I I see a bit of home everywhere — or maybe that’s what home is. Little pieces of everywhere you’ve been.
Leaving Paris, I wasn’t sure what I would be coming home to. It was hard to live in a grieving city and even harder to be leaving so shortly. I was coming home but as the cliché (see, the French have words for everything) goes, I was not the same. The scene has changed, but the views are the same.
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