Monday, April 14, 2008

Travelers and the Place that is Home

Robert Dessaix in his novel Corfu reflects on travel and the longing for home:

“Homer was telling the truth, I think, about going home, about that ‘pining all my days, to travel home and see the dawn of my return…’”

“Not that every traveler wants to go home in a literal sense—some are marooned for so long they think they are at home—but every traveler, even the kind that never leaves his armchair in front of the fire, wants to find the place where being what he is will matter. That place is home.”

Source: Robert Dessaix, Corfu (A Novel) London: Scribner, 2001, 53.

Image: “The place where being what she is will matter.”