Quotes on homesickness and home
They kindly linked to this page which explains more about the concept of hiraeth; homesickness, specifically for Wales. Unfortunately I can’t play the video as I’m outside of the UK, but there’s a transcript you can read if you are also unable to view it.
If you’re experiencing a bout of hiraeth or homesickness, perhaps these will help.
You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.
~ Maya Angelou
Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.
~ Jodi Picoult
Our native soil draws all of us, by I know not what sweetness, and never allows us to forget.
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
~ Charles Dickens
Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.
~ John Ed Pearce
Expatability Chat Podcast
If you’d prefer to listen to me talk about this topic, here is my podcast episode about How to cope with feeling homesick as an expat