I didn’t only wake up singing to this happy love song, but I also woke up a bit teary eyed about not going home this Christmas.
I’ve been surprisingly nostalgic about home these days. Usually I can go a lot longer than 6 months without going home and there’s nothing that will crack me down. Phone communication, e-mail, or Skype, make everything seem so close by, and usually I’m so busy exploring a new place and meeting new people that I don’t have time to miss home. However, I’ve never spent Christmas away from home, and I think the fact that the only white thing I’ll get to see this winter is snow, was getting to me.
But not to worry! Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros have brought a smile back to my face.
‘Home’ makes me think of all the people who make me feel like home. It makes me appreciate everyone that in one way or another have made my life in foreign land feel like home. Particularly those who currently make my tiny hole in New York feel like it’s the best place in the world. It makes me forget about home as a place and reminds me that home is a state of mind.
We build our homes, and with the people who surround us, we make them as happy and pleasant as we want them to be. Therefore, even if I get a bit teary eyed because I miss my family and childhood friends, I can’t help but smile when I think about the upcoming Holidays and all the people I love who will be next to me.
This Christmas, there’s no need to catch a plane to go home.
I am home, thanks to you.