Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking, You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits – Cindy Ross.
Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
Then world behind and home ahead,
We’ll wander back and home to bed.
Mist and twilight, cloud and shade,
Away shall fade! Away shall fade!
- J.R.R. Tolkien
You have the power to tear me to pieces, to wound me so deep and true that I’ll never recover. You’re in my every breath and every thought, intertwined so deep inside me that love’s not a strong enough word – you have my devotion, your name branded on my soul, my wolf yours to command. A hundred years? It’ll never be enough, I want eternity… – Nalini Singh, Kiss of Snow.
Sometimes there is a single moment that changes your life forever.
After that moment nothing feels the same anymore.
You try to get back into your normal routine, but something is different, something’s changed.
Finally, you realize that everything is just the same as it always was.
The only thing different is you.
You are that moment, and you have changed me.
— Komal Kant