Thursday, June 23, 2011

You Can't Go Back Home

I understand what Thomas Wolfe is talking about:

I understand what Thomas Wolfe is talking about:
"You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood, back home to romantic love, back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame, back home to exile, to escape to Europe and some foreign land, back home to lyricism, to singing just for singing's sake, back home to aestheticism, to one's youthful idea of 'the artist' and the all-sufficiency of 'art' and 'beauty' and 'love,' back home to the ivory tower, back home to places in the country, to the cottage in Bermude, away from all the strife and conflict in the world, back home to the father you have lsot and have been looking for, back home to someone who can hlep you, save you, ease the burden for you, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time---back home to the escape of Time and Memory"

Yet, I will go to America soon. I know that experience of coming full circle will bring about some clarity.

What will the trip do for me? How will my heart, mind and body adjust? What will I realize?

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