GypsyMama has served up another Five Minute Friday prompt! That’s right, five minutes of all out, no-holds-barred, bare-faced, passion-pouring, writing without critical thought. Set the timer, write your own and link up with the logo.
Some people might argue that a place you have never lived can’t be called home, but I disagree. Sure, it’s not the same as the place you grew up in physically, but as an immigrant, it still holds something for me. My parents came to the US just about 7 weeks before I was born. My brothers always picked on me for being the odd child–only girl, only one born in the States.
I think there is something to cellular memory. Hearing the Australian accent, seeing pictures pull my heart right up into my throat. I’ve always loved Victorian style home, but there were always little details I wanted to change about them. Imagine my surprise
when I visited Australia at age 22 and discovered my dream homes existed in Australia as the Federation style!
I’m teaching my children about their heritage in that homeland, and I dream of someday taking them to see it. And thanks to Peter Allen, I can sing of my love when I say “I still call Australian home.”
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