“Why in the world did you ever come back to the San Luis Valley?” The young man asking the question was still at that point where life feels like a great adventure full of excitement and promise, and the familiarity of “Home” seems boring.
I remember feeling that way. It’s a natural part of growing up, and I’ve heard similar things said by young people wherever I’ve lived. That desire to explore and discover is a positive thing. It leads us to places we would not have found otherwise; to experiences that broaden our understanding of the world. We meet people who have different ways of viewing the world, and if our eyes are open, we realize how complex life can be.
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