Under the night's lights

"Homesick" in German is Heimweh: home-pain or home-hurt, like you're hurting to be back home again.

A good word, but my absolute favorite in the whole language is its opposite, Fernweh. Far-pain.

I think a lot of you know what it is to hurt with wanting to be somewhere faraway.

10 comments:

Edge 5/31/2009 1:15 PM  

Yes. I know how that feels. I feel it right now. *HUGSHUGSHUGS* since I can't be there to give you a real one.

cuileann 5/31/2009 1:22 PM  

Edge - Ohh I'm not feeling that right now, actually. But *HUGSHUGSHUGSback* since hugs are always good.

Q 5/31/2009 2:20 PM  

Wish I could give you both *HUGSHUGSHUGS*.

And you know us way too well. Of course we know that feeling.

Bambola 5/31/2009 8:45 PM  

Haha, yes, I know that feeling... it's awful. BUT what can you do?

cuileann 5/31/2009 9:04 PM  

Bambola - Get on a plane? [here I am grinning hugely]

pinkapplecore 5/31/2009 11:04 PM  

I, sometimes, get these urges to just drive and keep going or take every left turn or right but I never actually do it...it's just a thought.

Maybe one day i will drive off...

cuileann 5/31/2009 11:16 PM  

pinkapplecore - Indeed? The prospect sounds delicious...

Most places in my neighborhood, if I took every left turn or every right turn, I would just be driving in an endless rectangle. Ha.

Cheray Natalie 6/01/2009 12:16 AM  

So know that feeling...
Serious wanderlust x

Tash 6/04/2009 8:08 AM  

Yes, wanderlust is a horrible feeling. I like a recent tweet of John Mayer (god, did I really just reference from twitter?). He said that the moment when you're homesick when travelling, that's when things start to get really interesting.

Sarah Louise 6/12/2009 11:43 AM  

Fernweh, what a wonderful word. Those Germans have the best way of describing things. Well, them and the Brazilians.

xo,
SL

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