Wednesday, May 18, 2005

can you go home again?

i wonder what it means when you visit your hometown after being gone for five years and fall in love with it all over again? and this is after thinking very little about the place for five years. does it just mean i was way overdue for a vacation? does it mean i'm crazy? delusional? or is it time to pack it in and return to my roots?

12 comments:

Jeff said...

It seems like returning to your hometown rekindled feelings of comfort and familarity. Maybe like renewing an old friendsip or romance? Very nostalgic. I see nothing crazy or delusional about that. :)

Kelly Parra said...

Don't be fooled, I moved back and now I want to leave again. ;)

Finished BIW. Loved it, and yes you surprised me in the end! And it would definitely be a great movie!

ERL said...

I recently moved back home, and had mixed feelings about it. I still do. But - in the end - I think that it's not the place that matters...it's the people.

Anonymous said...

What is it, six feet of snow versus to nine feet of snow?

Jeez. Tough call.

...It was a balmy 87 in Savannah today, Ms. Anne.

-Aristo

Anonymous said...

Dammit. Can't edit, huh?

anne frasier said...
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anne frasier said...

dang. i'm still trying to get the hang of this.

thanks for all the replies. :) yeah, it's a confusing issue. i forgot how nice that feeling of belonging...well, FEELS. but that can suck you in and trick you too.

aristo -- i mean anonymous -- i don't think you can edit here, which is annoying. i can delete the whole post, but i think that's it.

anyhoo -- smartass :D -- can i say that on my own blog? hehe. 87 degrees in Savannah? the furnace was running here today.

The Everglades said...

Yeah,

You should see the movie Garden State if you haven't already (2004). It stars Zach Branff (guy from NBC Scrubs) and Natile Portman. It is all about returning home.

And the soundtrack won a Grammy. Totally awesome Movie.

Blake

Aristocracker said...

Okie doke, I did it.

Sadly, I have very little to say right now.

anne frasier said...

blake: i haven't seen garden state. i'll have to rent it. thanks! i wonder if it will help me make up my mind...

aristocracker: hey, i quoted you on myspace. i could probably devote a whole section to funny things you've said.

Jer said...

anne, I'm going through the same thing. Was home over the weekend and now I'm very homesick. Am considering all kinds of options that are probably delusional. But hell, I write fiction, right? Jer

anne frasier said...

hi, jer! :)
i'm seriously considering moving back. i thought i would get over the urge fairly quickly once i returned to minnesota, but suddenly everything about this place seems wrong. it's a very strange frame of mind to be in. i've always hated the traffic and lines and high cost of living. shortly after moving here, i kept saying there's no peace or tranquility. there's nothing to rest my eyes on other than a wall or the side of the neighbor's house. i finally became somewhat used to it, but now it's hitting me all over again.