“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
– Terry Pratchett – A Hat Full Of Sky
I’m home for just over two weeks now. I think this is a fantastic quote but I can’t say that I totally agree. At first it was shocking how muted the colours seem. I got my usual feeling, on returning home, that the predominant colour of England is grey. I’m now firmly back in the world of insane dogs, frantic attempts at family outings and elderly, incontinent cats. It’s almost as if I never left.