I have an idea…

“I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they knew not. They are strangers in their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever known. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously belongs. Here is the home he has sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest.”

The Moon and Sixpence by Somerset Maugham

I can feel the wisdom of lives past rising up like bubbles to the surface of my intuition.  This is where it starts.


One thought on “I have an idea…

  1. Thank you, Nila, for who you are. I hope you never change your attitude toward all that surrounds you. Thank you for your thorough prep before leaving, your diligence in all you do, your self-confidence, your love for the world, and your great smile.
    I look forward to receiving each and every posting and I assure you I will read them with delight.

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