LESSON #117: Knowing The
Long Way Home
For the first time in a long time, I can legitimately say I’m afraid.
I feel the Long Way Home coming to a close… but what if the Long Way Home is The Way? (You probably saw this coming when I mentioned my little traveler’s dilemma.)
I’m afraid this love will end when I return to the US. To “the West”. To the place that took so much from me and out of me; took my home, tested my heart, and twisted my senses; to the country that seems to make everything into a stageshow and every thing and every being into a status symbol; of mass production and minimal creation; that thrives on the masses exhausting themselves and indebting their next of kin. These are not things we should be fighting for. Or dying for.
I want this happiness to last. I don’t want to fight for it.
They say life isn’t meant to be easy. No. It’s meant to be happy. So why are so many people settling for something else when they don’t really need to?