By Guest Blogger Dr. Wayne Branch
I returned to the United States on Thursday, October, 20th. I needed to be in Washington, D.C., so my two and a half weeks in the States started there. My great friend, Paula, asked me how it felt to be back. I really did not have an answer. It was something I had never considered. I wondered how expats feel when they go back to the country of their birth. My response was inane. Maybe I said something like, “It is great to see friends again,” which is absolutely true. I enjoy my friends--no, more!--My friends are essential to my life. I had breakfast with Cora and Bill; dinner and almost dancing with Nasly; lunch with Gene; dinner at Karen’s; and breakfast with Beatrice and Maria. I missed Brian, Karenthia and Cynthia. Ufff!!! There is never enough time.
But what I did was avoid the crux of the question. It begged for introspection.