How can you be homesick for a place you’ve never been?

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I was just watching an episode of “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels” in which Gene and crew visit London. I’m just catching little bits and pieces of the sights in the background and it’s making me pine like crazy. How can you miss somewhere you’ve never gone to begin with? At the risk of sounding melodramatic, my heart positively aches to go there. It must be done, and soon. I can’t wait ten years or more…..I don’t even want to wait five. And yet the costs of taking a family of five across the pond must be astronomical. It would be easier and more feasible to consider just myself and Robert going but I don’t know that I would want to make a trip of that magnitude without the kids (plus who would watch them even if I’d consider it?) Madalyn and John-Zachary want to go there nearly as badly as I do, anyway.
I guess I should start a savings account. And who knows what will happen in the future? Perhaps we could be closer to being able to swing it than I think.

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About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

2 responses »

  1. I get the same feeling whenever I see footage of Gary, Indiana. The crime, the pollution, the desolate, miles of despair…
    Someday.

  2. Ditch the whole lot of ’em and come spend a few days with me! The offer’s only good for one more year, but it’s a genuine one until I’m outa here!

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