August 24th, 2004

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Returning home

"And she knew for sure now, she had to admit it to herself: in her heart she felt she was still on a journey; she had gone away but hoped to return".--from a Vilhelm Moberg novel

We have an old, mild joke in Arkansas to the effect that we love living in Arkansas so much that someday we will retire there. This is a recognition of the fact that for much of my life, one had to leave the state to find satisfying professional work.

But do you ever wonder how much of you is in bits and pieces in another place?

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