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Friday, March 09, 2007

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Re-entry


Back in the U.S.A., but it's taking a few days for my soul to catch up to my body. I go through this anytime I leave this country and come back. It feels like everything is up for grabs. I don't just pick up where ever I left off, but walk around in a detached state for a while, observing the details of my life here as if they belonged to some other person. Whose house is this? Whose street? Whose friends? Whose family? Whose culture? Are they mine? Do I want them back?

Call it a form of dislocation. It takes a little while for my parts to reconnect and start moving together in one direction again.

3 Comments:

Blogger bluebird of paradise said...

welcome back, the soul always takes a while to return. the tibetans believe it takes 10days for the soul to leave the body upon death. obviously it doesn't move very fast. perhaps it has unfinished business in ireland. ancestors who are having second thoughts about leaving a second time..............

9:49 AM  
Blogger sgazzetti said...

Yeah. The culture shock of returning to your own (or adopted) culture is even more extreme than the textbook version. Anyway, welcome back to your life.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Cecily said...

hello from a random stranger! I so hear you with the soul catching up with the body... in fact I thought it was a saying had I invented for my own dazed and confused moments, but obviously it is part of the collective consciousness! Hope you settle quickly (maybe you have... I skipped over your first few entries!)

4:53 AM  

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