Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Home Again, Home Again...for a Moment

View of the London sunrise from Primrose Hill, a few steps from our London home
As my husband and I landed at Heathrow last week and boarded the Tube with the same earthly possessions we had been trekking around for the last month in Utah and Idaho, we breathed a strange sigh of relief.  We were home.

The unexpected feeling of being "home" has continued to build as we have re-settled into our Primrose Hill London flat and been able to see friends over the weekend.  How could we feel so much at home so far from home?

Yet the dogs off their leads in Primrose Hill, the proximity of the animals at the London Zoo, the songs of the birds on our windowsills in the mornings, the man who also gets up early across the way whom we spy on (and who spies on us), the very warm welcome we received in our new congregation--have all put us very much at ease in our home away from home.  I never want to move again.

And yet, very soon, we will.  This time, it will be temporary and then, hopefully, we will be back to London to stay for a very, very long time.

We are headed to Libya so that I may continue the work I started there by writing for the Libya Herald in recommending a comprehensive constitutional process that is legitimated through public participation.  During the short time we will be there, this blog will go private (although I intend to be very consistent in updating it).  Please email me at laupdike at gmail dot com to receive the password.  

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