Marilyn Monroe study in sadness
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I write because it comes out — and then to get paid for it afterwards? I told somebody, at some time, that writing is like going to bed with a beautiful woman and afterwards she gets up, goes to her purse and gives me a handful of money. I’ll take it. — Charles Bukowski
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The first thing I silently said right before the plane touched down was “I’m home.” This instinct surprised me. I’ve been away from this country for close to 2 years and have not lived here for almost 25 years. Why does it still feel like ‘home’?
Each visit I make to this place and as I grow older, the feeling strengthens. It’s not what I call ‘home’ day to day. But the people and that ineffable bond one has to the place in which they are born, keep the ties alive.
I know exactly how attached I am to this place because as soon as I land, I dread leaving. I experience the same sadness I felt as a kid (barely 5) leaving this place.
Despite growing into myself, my life and my loves there is still something about this place. I think it’s effortless knowing or the lack of explanation for who you are. I don’t necessarily find myself explaining who I am where I live. But there are just some things I don’t need to explain when I’m here.
Even if I continue to live elsewhere, I know this place will always be home. And even if I never return to live here, it doesn’t really matter. Because as the cliche goes, you can be home anywhere in world because it probably does live within us and in our hearts.
Naomi Campbell in “Enroulez-moi!” photographed by Chico Bialas for Elle France, December 1990