The long and winding road that leads to your door
Don't keep me waiting here,
Lead me to your door
Let me know the way
Will never disappear...
Mine was a long long jet flight to get here and my article, 'Leaving on a Jet plane' first published in The Witness caused a little 'local vocal' reaction at 'home' :)
(follow this space for more about that!)
12 May 2008 Eve Hemming
The world’s a strange place; a bit like a merry-go-round. People migrate from one land mass to another. It’s connected to humanity’s free will and desire to conquer or explore new territory. My ancestors landed on this continent from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and a few missionaries from
I’m heading off on that jet plane. And no — it won’t be easy.
I love the sensory evocation of
I love buying
Why am I going if there’s so much I love here? Because, that’s why. I love so many things from my rich life here, that I want to cherish them in my mind before they metamorph into something that’s no longer precious or familiar to me. I want to explore a new chapter because life’s transient and unpredictable. I can live with periods of no lights, with exasperating delays and even some disorder. But I can never condone the prevalent, heinous and inhumane criminality and violence.
• Eve Hemming is a local educationist.