Friday, December 7, 2007

Home is where... well where is it?

Recently I have been thinking about Cape Town quite a bit. I have been thinking about the sights, the sounds, the smell and most of all the people. I'm not 100% why it's been on my mind this much lately, but I have a few theories. It could be because it's the end of the year, a time when many people reflect on their lives and the year that has past. It could perhaps be because I have been away from South Africa for around 21 months now. Then again it could be a reason that I haven't thought of...

The reason I'm bringing this up is that a few nights ago I was watching TV and came across a travel program about Cape Town. I guess I sort of expected myself to long for Cape Town and to want to be there again. But I didn't, well at least not as much as I thought I did. Consequently, my mind drifted back to the idea of 'home'. Some say "home is where the heart is" and The Temptations sang about their 'papa', saying that "wherever he laid his hat was his home"... What do I think? I'm not sure at the moment, but since seeing that travel show I'm honestly not sure where my heart is at the moment so I guess if anything I'm thinking about what The Temptations had to say...

For now I'm in Cusco and the way things stand at the moment I will be here until April 2008, or later... So for now this is where lay my (woollen) hat and my jacket... Does that make it home?