Home Again

After an amazing journey at sea, I’m home. Yesterday, I went out the door and walked to our backyard shed. Half way there, I stopped, smiled, and said, “Its good to be home.” My time at sea was rich with majestic landscapes, hydrographic skills, and living the life of a mariner. It was an experience unparalleled and will have significant impact on my teaching and memories. Yet, it feels so good to be home. Home means I am able to fully embrace the woman I love enjoying the comforts of our 36 years together.  Sixteen days away marking the longest time we have been apart.  Home means I can retreat to my private spaces to refresh my soul. Home means my stuff, stuff that has meaning and utility – to me. Home is an alignment of my values and habits. It allows me space to spread out the newspaper as I eat my breakfast. It leaves my favorite living room chair waiting for me. We built a fire tonight to take away the chill, a fire to warm my body and nurture my spirit. Home means I go to work in command of my day. I know my chosen profession and all its twists and turns. I successfully take on my day and connect with my people. Home means having my dear friends close by. I love the adventure, but in the end, I think my nature is inclined to have dirt under my fingernails rather than salt in my blood. Home is good.

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About wlindquist

I'm a career educator currently teaching pre-service teachers at Hamline University - Master of Arts in Teaching program. Interested in science education, inquiry-based science, and the intersection of science and literacy.
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