Six Word Friday: Wander

“All who wander are not lost”

this is probably my favorite quote

In my life I have never

really been deeply rooted in one

place. My mom and I were

not gypsies. We didn’t travel constantly.

But every few years, whether due

to finances or restlessness, we moved.

I think we were searching for

our tribe. Our roots were always

set in our family. We always

lived near someone we love. But

I think some places fit better

than others for our unique temperaments.

After a while, we would get

itchy feet again, and move on.

In between all that, I traveled

every summer (and most Christmases)to

my grandparent’s house to stay with

my dad and the family there.

I find it very strange that

my son has always lived here.

We’ve moved a couple times since

he was born. But really, not

very far and not at all

since he was around two years

old. We are fast approaching ten.

My feet are getting pretty itchy.

Soon I need to get lost,

or rather, I need to wander.

(highway, train tracks, river. transportation abounds)

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 22:41:42

    Love that quote!


  2. ayala
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 02:06:15

    Nice, Brook. It’s been a while, I hope you are well. 🙂


  3. Adrienne
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 05:11:02

    You know, it’s funny…My dad still lives in the house we moved into when I was 4…almost 50 years ago! So I had one childhood home…but my kids had 13! We are the opposite! And I “itch” to travel…but not really to wander. We’ve got a few more years in out little rental – then I want to settle into a home that’ll last for a while!


    • Brook @2bdancing
      Sep 29, 2012 @ 09:04:14

      I’m trying to convince my husband to sell off everything and travel the world for a couple/few years. I always want to travel, but we have too many bills and animals to make it easy to do.


  4. dogear6
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 18:16:38

    I wrote about wanderlust also. The Tolkien quote is one of my favorites – my family finds it hard to believe that we can wander without a purpose.

    We moved around a lot too. We’re here now for five years and that’s not been all bad either.



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