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Nomadic People

A friend has sent me some pages from the book she is reading: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson.  I liked this quote: 

Nomads“A nomadic people learn to take their homes with them—and the familiar objects are spread out or re-erected from place to place. When we move house, we take with us the invisible concept of home—but it is a very powerful concept. Mental health and emotional continuity do not require us to stay in the same house or the same place, but they do require a sturdy structure on the inside—and the structure is built in part by what has happened on the outside. The inside and the outside of our lives are each the shell where we learn to live.”