Home is comfortable, solid, familiar, connected,
the life I know:
a place, a role, a family,
a community, a tradition, a culture, a nation.
The journey separates me from home, isolates me.
Liberated from constraints,
expectations, identity, family and community,
there is only moment-to-moment attention
to what is going on around me,
to the present,
free for what is new and unexpected.
Home connects and grounds.
The journey frees and renews.
Life asks: when?