The thing is, they made me think about my home. Where exactly is it? LA? I haven't been there in years. SB? Where I met countless friends, and lived for a majority of my personal development as an adult, maybe. North Carolina? I visit there and consider it a home since it's where I find my parents, but I haven't ever actually lived there. Or Berkeley? I have only been here a year but it is already a place filled with good friends and happy feelings.
So which is it?
I think I can count out LA sadly, even though it is where I am from, it isn't home anymore.
And SB no longer houses most of the people that I consider to be an essential part of it's "hominess"
North Carolina has most of my family, but nothing I am actually familiar with. Because seriously, those streets are effed up. Whoever designed Charlotte must have been on drugs.
Berkeley seems to be the only choice. But I am still in a learning period here and feel like a stranger most of the time.
I guess home for me, is wherever I am with friends and family at the time. I used to think it was about things. Things like a really cool rocking chair in our front room and our house and my room set up just the right way. But after my parents moved I started realizing that I didn't really miss the things, just the people.
So it is great that Sam and Ash are making a home, something that is uniquely theirs (with some kitties too) and hopefully one day I will decide on a place to make that happen. Wherever it is, I hope that there are more memories like this though.
|from left: John, me, Kris, Ash, Dan, Kaela, Sam. Front is Chelsea's head.|