Heimweh (noun) Origin: German | Homesickness.
“I felt a pang — a strange and inexplicable pang that I had never felt before.
It was homesickness. Now, even more than I had earlier when I’d first glimpsed it, I longed to be transported into that quiet little landscape, to walk up the path, to take a key from my pocket and open the cottage door, to sit down by the fireplace, to wrap my arms around myself, and to stay there forever and ever.”
As much as I love to travel. As much as I love new experiences. As much as I love a variety of food and drink. As much as I love making new friends. As much as I love the open road. As much as I love flying. As much as I love taking the train. As much as I love new sceneries. As much as I love the sounds of an unfamiliar culture. As much as I love who I become in a new surrounding. As much as I love the view of an unfamiliar landscape from an open hotel window. As much as I love everything about every other place in the world….
There is nothing I love more than home.
“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” ―