Sunday, October 17, 2010

Itinerancy







After nearly 8 months in Mexico, I have succumbed to a peculiar strain of homesickness. It is partially the nostalgic hollowness for familiar people and things left behind. Yet it is also the sense of the impermanence of my life in Mexico, a feeling that I should just hold on another month, that if I put my head down and keep going, I will get to the destination. Often, new discoveries buoy my research and the thrills of living abroad are welcome challenges. But there are still days when the longings don't fade, when the sense of itinerancy becomes more acute, and the city around me slips into a blur of frustration and tedium.




Today marks the 5 month anniversary of this adventure in bloggery, and after 50-plus posts, I am, as ever, curious who reads them. So, if you've used the blog to procrastinate, distract, or otherwise occupy your time, I'd love to hear from you.

2 comments:

Anne said...

You've used the blog to celebrate my birfday!

Emily said...

I read them and think they're great! Your photos are FABULOUS! I keep waiting for you to announce that you're quitting the program and beginning life as a professional photographer instead :)