The Hunger To Move

I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation- a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, away from any Here. They spoke quietly of how they wanted to go someday, to move about, free and unanchored, not toward something but away from something. I saw this look and heard this yearning everywhere in every states I visited. 

Nearly every American hungers to move.

— John Steinbeck 


There are things that we find comfort in.
Something that I think we most often find comfort in is familiarity. 
Things that we know. 
Things we find reassurance in because of their known-ness. 
Often these things come in the forum of places. 
And I think that that’s my favorite sort of comfort.
 Comfort in a place. 
A place I know. 
A place I can close my eyes and run my hand over and still see.