“Today, my life continues to be one of uncertainty. I am often frightened, and live with doubt. We are, after all, creatures of security, preferring lives structured like sentences that end with a full stop. And yet, I would change the unknown for the known. For I am also full of hope and expectation.”

A quote from Arlene Chai’s contribution in, “I believe,” edited by John Marsden (New York: Random House, 1996).

I loved this quote. I read it early in the morning on my way to work and found my heart nodding in agreement. I’ve gone through so many transitions, uprooting and geographical relocations. I find that my wanderlust is no longer apparent, or at least no longer as dominant. I feel pulled by the structure and order of whatever a normal life amounts to.