"You can't leave home," she said. "You can go other places, all right. You can live on the other side of the world but you can't ever leave home."
- from Sue Monk Kidd's, The Mermaid Chair.
During childhood, I spent more time traveling than staying at home. Along with my father's professional needs, my parents had a travel bug. For three months at a time, we experienced foreign countries.
As a result, I became a turtle and carried my sense of home with me.
I held everything necessary to explore the world of people and places.
My curiosity snagged nature's colors, scents and textures. Laughter bubbled and flavored experiences.
Homesickness never traveled with me. I had no need to stay in one place for long.
My home waited inside; a safety that I returned to.