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Quote for Today: Herman Hesse

A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, the longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. 53 more words

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Spanish Interlude #2: Nearing the end of the journey

It started a couple days into my stay in Spain: The feeling of, “All right, it’s been good…now it’s time to go.” It hit me just after I’d left my friends’ apartment to go for a walk before getting lunch. 662 more words


Dealing with homesickness

Of course the week that I finally wash my bed sheets, legitimately make my bed for the first time and declare my room 90% complete, I feel deep pangs of homesickness. 722 more words

Peace Corps Peru


Every day that passes is another day added to the longest stretch of time I’ve ever gone without being home. I visited my family for 5 days during Christmas but beyond that, that’s all it’s been for the past 9 months. 428 more words


The Cure

The cure is always chocolate and perspective. Chocolate because we must indulge ourselves from time to time. Perspective because if we do not look at things differently everything remains the same. 262 more words

old thoughts 2: 2013

old thoughts remind me that I never want to be homesick again.

This feeling, this hollow feeling within me is like an emptiness in my heart. 238 more words


Hillary, Homesickness and the Discipline of Gratitude (pt.2)

     I once stood in a field next to a solitary boy no older than 10, found watching dozens of other children as they laughed and joked on basketball courts. 632 more words