Thursday, March 18, 2010

After The Leaving

"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." -  Lin Yutang

This being Jason's first time out of the country where no one was shooting at him.  We discussed the lull we often feel after returning home from a trip.  We should be happy to be home, but there is a sort of let down.  There should be a happiness to be home, but instead there is often a remorseful reminiscence of the recently ended trip.  It makes me wonder what it will feel like when I am home after Vietnam, this being the longest of my trips.  I imagine it'll be strange and awkward at first and then increasingly comfortable.

1 comment:

  1. In JET they warned us of "Reverse Culture Shock". I remember not really being bothered by it. Then again, I had a lot on my plate as soon as I got home.