Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Home




Every so often I get this absolutely unbearable feeling – desperation, aching desolation, yearning, longing – like I would go out of my mind.  And then that’s exactly what I need to do – escape down the wormhole into the other world where my characters live; a place where life makes sense and kindness always wins, where people are understood and faith is the common language.

When I was fifteen, my best friend Henbug wrote in her journal: ‘I want to go home.  Not where I live, but home.’

That’s how I feel too, and it’s why I write fiction.  It’s a way of bringing into the here and now the elusive, rare, half-forgotten, native air of home.

Here we have no abiding city.

Too right.

25 comments:

Buzzfloyd said...

Cripes, was the Wretched Wretch that bad this morning?!

Ember said...

:0d Hahahaha!!! LOL

Ganeidaz Knot said...

Yes.

Ember said...

:0)

Katrina Green said...

I know exactly what you mean. I'm often crying out 'I want to go home', and the answer, 'but you ARE home' just doesn't cut it. Reading a biography of CS Lewis at the moment; I bet he felt the same about Narnia.

Pilgrim said...

I have found that longing, too, the past couple of years, especially since my grandmother passed away,and her home, down in the hills, passed into the ownership of relatives, so I can't visit freely any more.
The door was always open, and the greeting always warm.

Anonymous said...

I too can relate to a longing for a place of peace, safety and rest that can never be completely realized as long as evil is in the world.

DMW

Ember said...

Hi friends :0) xx

Sandrajay said...

If "we come from God who is our home"...I think at times we get homesick for that heavenly home. It is the only way I can explain those feelings which I have at times too.

Ember said...

Yes, I think so too x

suzy said...

Rumi says this yearning is the answer :)

I love the following saying attributed to Jesus and ascribed on the Mosque at Fatehpur Sikri:

"The World is a Bridge, pass over it, but build no house upon it."

I'm glad that you have your words and you can share them with others to bring a little of that "home" here to this one :)

Ember said...

Suzy, I like that! x

San said...

I also love the quote on Suzy's comment, so true!

xx

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I am not a writer but I too want to go home...maybe that is because we are never to love this world to much and we yearn for our heavenly home.
Thanks for writing...I am one who is blessed by your writing.

Ember said...

Hi Janette, hi San - waving! xx

Pilgrim said...

Pen,
I have sent two requests to Amazon to get the correct image on the page for Clear Light of Day. (I think that's the one.) It's had a picture of a Bible Clues game book instead of the correct cover, for the year or two I've checked it. I finally decided to start bugging Amazon. There is an option at the bottom of the page to give feedback on the image.

Ember said...

Thank you and well done!!

I ought to do the same with David C Cook I guess (the publisher).

Deborah said...

I am immensley happy that you write fiction :-D

Ember said...

:0D x

Pilgrim said...

I just emailed Cook.
Amazon promised to do something in 24 hours, three days ago. :-)

Ember said...

Gosh! Cool! Well done and thank you! x

Rebecca said...

I've been yearning for "home" for quite some time now...Never thought of writing fiction. Maybe I should give it a try since I don't know how long Till I get there.

Ember said...

Excellent idea, Rebecca! Write a novel! xx

Pilgrim said...

Cook has now committed to fix it. :-)

Have a good weekend....

Ember said...

Hooray! Well done!! x