Monday, November 19, 2007

What I Miss

It must happen to every inexperienced nomad, and the days of it's occurrence have become much fewer with more space in between, but today I had a lingering case of homesickness. I think one of the things I miss the very most is hugs. Everyone who has been in close contact with me for more than a few hours knows that I am a very huggy person. The difficulty here, is that I can count on three fingers the number of people I would even think about hugging; one lives in another town, one is doing an internship in Hungary, and the other one I only see on Sundays so far (I met her nine days ago at church). So the hugs aren't too plentiful. Other reasons would include the fact that I've been listening to home-grown music composed or performed by friends (especially Anna Sali's music) for the past day and a half, and something about it has been making me miss home and even Boise, which was something I thought impossible for the next several years. Beyond those two things, I'm not really sure what's triggering this wave of homesickness, but I expect to recover overnight. Partly because tomorrow is a busy day and I am going to language school where I always feel happier.


Marianne Elixir said...

Okay, this post SO makes me want to find you in Germany and hug you.

It also made me want to hug Summer because I thought I was reading her blog on my google reader list before I realized it was yours. The Boise thing made me do a double take, and the fact that I didn't make the list...but I guess that tells you what my reading skills have become!

I miss you much!

(this is my best attempt at a blog comment hug)

Sarah said...


Anonymous said...

Mmmm... hugs... when I don't get my weekly dose, my shoulders miss them. Kind words will have to stand in. Hug, indeed.


meg said...

that's so interesting, cause the thing I miss about "home" (california) is the hugs, but now I feel like oregon is home and I don't know how to reconcile the fact that you miss oregon's hugs and i miss hugs but feel like oregon is "home"...alas. a hug from you would be nice right now.