Zamsick

I’m posting at Multicultural Mothering today about finally going home. It’s been 9 years since I returned to Zambia. I can’t believe I can say that, and I know it’s mainly due to my complacency. Now that Leila and Rahul are in the picture, I’m motivated to get us all over there. Soon.

I’ve wanted to write about my feelings of nostalgia for a long time, but didn’t know how to tackle the subject. Heidi sent me an article 2 weeks ago, The New Globalist is Homesick, and suggested I share it at MM. I thought I’d be able to whip up a post that very day.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

The idea that we can and should feel at home anyplace on the globe is based on a worldview that celebrates the solitary, mobile individual and envisions men and women as easily separated from family,from home and from the past. But this vision doesn’t square with our emotions, for our ties to home, although often underestimated, are strong and enduring.

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