It has been wild ride, this homecoming. A time of old friends, family, dental work and trying to work out where I belong in the world.
I rode in on a wave of joy. A few tears slid down my face when I landed in that old familiar airport, and then again when I saw my sister and nieces.
I crashed here, when I compared my life to others I knew, seeing how vastly different mine was. I lost my way for a while. Lost my nerve.
Slowly I've picked myself up again, by understanding that I regretted very little of it.
It's been a wild ride ...