Where Ever I Am

Where ever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else. – Angelina Jolie

I find this a bit of a sad statement. Although I can kind of understand the feeling of wanting to go places, I also know what it means to feel home. And I wonder if she also means home when saying this or if it’s just the case when she’s on the road?

I know how it feels to be homesick for a place. But I know that when I reach that place, I arrive home. I know that I belong there and I know where it is. Yes, sometimes I long to be there but in my heart I know I don’t have to look for it any longer. I found it. So even if I’m not there I have arrived in a way.

Rain

Inspired by the Daily Post Daily Prompt – Through The Window

15 thoughts on “Where Ever I Am

  1. Great post, I like how you used AJ’s words as a window into yourself, into the home within.

    I did a search online to see if I could find the original context in which she said those words. It may come from a book she wrote based on her personal journals when she was doing humanitarian relief work. On goodreads it says that the experience changed her “worldview and the world within herself”.

    Thank you for sharing, very thought-provoking!

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  2. In many respects, “the rich” seem to have a very different lifestyle. Many 1%ers maintain more than one house and may not consider any of them to be what the average Jack or Jill would think of as home. From what I’ve read about them, Brad and Anjie and their brood qualify as rich BUT may not own any of the houses they have lived in. I think Anjie also grew up as a bit of a vagabond based on her parents’ living arrangements.

    Now that the Jolie-Pitts have morphed closer to what we traditionally think of as a family (actually, I think their kids asked them to get married, and they acquiesced when gay marriage was legalized in the US), maybe they will settle down for more regular and extended time periods so their children might experience the spiritual peace of knowing a childhood home as one place with a physical structure where they can always touch base to regroup before they move on. Actually, now that I think about it, I may have taken my own kids away from the actual place(s) they knew in their youth as home. That’s probably why I now think of Mother’s Day as any day when all four of us are together in the same place.

    Anyway, having made these sort of conflicting statements, I will watch with interest to see if this unique family makes any more moves towards becoming more traditional!🏡

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