The strangest thing about being back is how normal, how completely ordinary and routine it is to be back. The first time you leave home for an extended period of time, being back seems somewhat static. Driving a car feels like you’re learning for the first time again. You marvel at not living out of travel shampoo bottles anymore. Everything feels familiar but foreign because for the last couple of months, foreign was familiar. But after a couple of trips here and there, returning loses a bit of its edge. Because now, assimilating to your normal life is, well, normal.
Strange to feel normalIn by Lara on July 26, 2011 at 9:28 am