Pico Iyer: Where is home?

My friend Irene shared this TED Talk with me this morning, while we were discussing my blog and blog post ideas and it made me think so much about my home and my heritage. Take a look:

There are 220 million people that live in a country that is not their own. 220 million. I am one of them.

And although I am an “alien” here in the US, I feel more comfortable with other people like me, other “aliens,” than with people from Argentina, where “I am from,” or where I instinctively call home.

But it’s OK, because home, in the end, is where the heart is. And I think that my heart has been here for a long time.

What do you consider home?

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One comment

  1. As Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz: there’s no place like home.

    I think it can be a physical place like a country with its own language, familiar places, smells, tastes, and most important of all, loved ones.

    I also think it can be where the heart is, as you said Maria.

    For me, home is where I feel comfortable and can be myself no matter where I am. I remember living in India and even though I would be happy eating Indian food the rest of my life and have a deep appreciation of the culture, as a Western woman, India could never feel like home .Granted, I also did not speak Hindu or another Indian language, but I don’t think that contributed to my sense of unbelonging. To me, home is a feeling of being deeply rooted and at home in myself — and that can be any place, or as Dorothy said: no place.

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