June 24, 2006
seeking sobriquet

Despite being cozy in my home, I'm homesick. I sit in my usual spot, parked on the couch with my cup of coffee and daily early-morning chat with my best girl. (Shifted a few hours for weekend sleeping-in, of course.) I'm trying to explain the melancholy that's clouding my vision - and the word that keeps floating up is homesick. I'm homesick for my people.

I'm homesick for Beca and her marvellous laugh, and the dimple when she smiles, and the walk to Guerrero street. I'm homesick for Annika cruising around the corner and into my kitchen, knowing just where I am and demanding my attention. I'm homesick for Ely nuzzlebonking me with his fuzzy nose, and curling up laying against my leg, on my feet. I'm homesick for him running about Funston, trying to get the other dogs to chase him while Beca & I cruise behind, coffee in hand. I'm homesick for my long walks and talks and nottalks with Chris. For staying up all night with my Jimson, for the quiet cup of coffee in the morning. I'm homesick for Erin - the palpable crackling energy, the adventure and exploration and deepening.

So what's the word I'm looking for, clever friends? My vocabulary is failing me. Chris said "You seem lonely." And that's not quite it - but I think there's a lonely-component. What do you call it when you're homesick for your best friends?


Posted by shock at June 24, 2006 09:07 AM

I call it "a party waiting to happen" and "a trip to GA"!

Posted by: khritteroo on June 24, 2006 9:55 AM

...I had a long chat with N last night. I haven't a word for it but I know exactly what you mean...

Posted by: naomi_traveller on June 24, 2006 9:57 AM

I think it means "you have a journey to Georgia via DC in your future to look forward to." :>

Annika will be taller, Ely is slightly less fuzzy, and the location won't be your kitchen or Funston, but pretty much everything else will be close to what you remember. Soon, doll. Very soon.

Posted by: Beca on June 24, 2006 2:24 PM

Friendsick, perhaps? It is a feeling I know better than I'd like. It does lead to travel, though, which is a good thing!

Posted by: donab on July 1, 2006 8:18 AM
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