Annemie Odendaal - Charcoal
I always believed that you can only know someone truly, when you have travelled with them. When you are not in your normal surroundings, you might act differently. Values change and gets challenged, the anonymity gives you more freedom, you get tired and fatigued and that can also alter how you cope with the constant change.
Do you go about making choices the same way you would in your home life? This all contributes to you getting to know yourself better. Maybe that is why some people are scared of travelling or moving.
People get fooled into thinking they fight for their country, when they are actually fighting for someone else's idea. Long after that idea is destroyed, the land will still be there. I will choose where I live, where I raise a family and where I feel safest. I will not be bound by idealistic views of corrupt politicians. I can feel at home anywhere I lay my hat.
And you wonder will I leave her*?
She is the constant, we who don't care.
Let man's petty nations tear themselves apart.
My land's only borders lie around my heart.