My heart is heavy…like someone placed a wheelbarrow full of bricks on my chest after making me to lie down in the soil on my back. Unwanted tears are streaming down my face and my breath is shallow.  I don’t have a real reason to cry.  Nobody died and I’m not physically hurt.  I feel like an idiot as the salty tracks reach my mouth and my nose clogs up and I realize we don’t have any tissue in the house.  I called just to hear their voices; just to wish them a happy anniversary and to tell them I miss them; how much I wish I could be there.  He couldn’t handle my teary voice and gave the phone back to her.  I hope I didn’t make him melancholy, too.  I just need them both to know that this girl inside me, this girl of long roots, who has lived every place and who is still from no place in particular, that when she gets homesick— it’s their home she’s missing.

6 thoughts on “Homesick

  1. You were missed today, sister. Uncle Tracy told me you called him and I could tell he was touched. Love you.


  2. Sorry. Didn't mean to make you cry, Shannan. I don't really wish for everything to make me happy. It was just a bad day that day…only because I wanted to be there to celebrate with them and couldn't. Besides, if we were always happy, how could we appreciate it? We need the bad days in order to know how much we truly like the good ones. 🙂


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