Putting Down Roots

been nomadic since a teen
relocating often, few places I ain’t been
content in my tiny home
found my spot, no need to roam
a community of eccentrics
they’ll amuse with their tricks

friendly folk I have found
gonna settle I’m inbound
enough challenges n support
in this motley cohort
putting down roots
hanging up my roamin boots

uprooting my nomadic pattern  …


  1. Well that is something you have dreamed in recent times, and so in one sense it is no surprise, but in another it is, because you are so seasoned in roaming, it seems unlikely, yet the moment has arrived. Must be a host of feelings around this.

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  2. It’s interesting to think that some people who have firmly planted roots yearn to see so much more of the world, while others who have explored this world yearn for roots. I’m happy to hear that you have found your ‘spot’. I hope it brings you peace, happiness, and all the joys that come from finding your special place. 🙂

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    • lol I doubt I’d still be here if I depended on a physical space for that QG, all that comes from within but never had a home base all these years … most travellers have a parent or friend that can rely on 🙂

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  3. glad you are feeling the comfort and welcome of the community. i wonder is it the place that gives us that feeling or the people, or there’s a combination of both? i am an introvert, I need solitude to recharge, are the people in close proximity?

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  4. beautiful poem. Nice that you are settled. Your poem made me think, that even if we are settled in a place and home, in one spot, how settled is our mind? is our mind a nomad though we are physically settled?

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    • lol very insightful questions … I believe I’ve adapted easier with so many physical relocations because my mind has been settled … peace of mind can help us cope with most things 🙂

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  5. This made me smile SO BIG! 🙂
    It’s grand to know when the time is right AND to have found THE place to do so! I’m so happy for you, Kate!!! 🙂 Congrats! 🙂
    May your roots be strong and grow deep, with plenty of water to nourish!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  6. Isn’t it nice to have somewhere where your soul is free, unencumbered by pretense and posturing? The world may be a stage, as Will pointed out all those years ago, but “home” is where you can step out of role, and luxuriate in the freedom.

    Congratulations on finding your “happy place,” Kate! Some never do, or at least don’t allow themselves to appreciate it.

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  7. I used to like wandering and exploring. Now I just don’t care. I am an alien in new worlds.

    I like to read, walk around the pond and take pictures, pet my cats and enjoy being strong on medicine. I like to write sometimes. It depends on my cognition and if I can fight apathy.

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  8. May you find joy as you set down roots, sharing all you have learned from your travels. You have much to teach others, for those with wanderlust in their souls have stories to tell…and stories to share. May you share the stories and may the wings that carried you abide with you still; may you find that roots and wings have much in common…places to roam and places to come home to. For it is not the place so much that matters, but a contentment of the heart…

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