Homesick

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sanbartoloian
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Homesick

Postby sanbartoloian » Sat May 07, 2011 9:43 am

I miss Peru. I have been back a few days and yesterday I went to Krogers for milk, oj, and I thought I might get some shredded wheat. I have no idea how long that I wanderd around the store lookng at everything, buying not much. I was in the car so driving home I resisted blowing the horn at the woman leaving the store who hesitated exiting at least 2 seconds and I even didn't blow any horns at people who actually stopped at stop signs. I was behind a bus on the main street and I stayed behind it because I know no one gets on a bus so I have no worries it will stop or cross 2 lanes in front of me.

My neighborhood looks like somewhere you would find the Clevers. The lawns are lush and streets are pristeen. If you see some one on the street they are in 300 dollar walking shoes or they have a dog leash in one hand and a plastic bag strategically carried to pick up any mess.


The US is huge fun. Two days ago I got on the Harley and delivered two"Lima" Harley tee-shirts for the bartenders at my favorite biker bar. I also dropped off a tasteful wall semi-pornographic wall hanging which we had around the house for a few years and never could understand why we bought it and it was in the closet. The wall hanging is an absolute hit!

I miss streets with people and cars. I miss markets with staples. I miss the ocean and rhythm of Peru. I see myself eventually coming to the US less and living in Peru more. Kind of like people picking up after the dogs but oh well.


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Re: Homesick

Postby musiclover » Thu May 12, 2011 9:13 am

I totally hear you!! When I was back in Canada last year, same thing...when I'm in Peru I miss my family and friends and some of the conveniences that are harder to find here....when I'm THERE, I miss Peru, the food, my colleagues, friends and lifestyle here too....not sure where we can find the best of both worlds?!

But my friends back home think that if I were to return, I would find Canada really dull and boring after Peru...that's also what I hear you saying,and there is some truth to that!!

Good luck with the readjusting!
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Re: Homesick

Postby oneMore » Sat May 14, 2011 8:43 am

I was the exact opposite.

Seeing the beautiful green grass and trees with the multitude of flowers always brightens my day. Being able to drive with the window down and not having the noise or pollution is a joy to me. Actually using a public restroom that that has toilet paper and towels is always a plus. Casually shopping at Krogers, showing respect to others as they show it back...just enjoying the day and not worrying about someone robing me or the police taking advantage of me is just one less burden. Ohhhh I could go on but you get my drift. Theses are just some of the reasons I couldn't go back.

Everyone is unique and expects different things from life and I applaud you for not taking the easy path.
Unfortunately, I am to old for that anymore.

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