It's on the tip of someone's tongue
May 25, 2014 1:43 PM Subscribe
Please help my husband and me find words or phrases (any language!) that describe the sensation of knowing
how far you are from home. Not really alienation or nostalgia or being homesick-- just the understanding/realization of the distance.
posted by jetlagaddict to Writing & Language (14 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Poetry or book passages would be great too-- he thinks there was one in The Algebraist but we are currently very far from home* and can't check.
*will 100% be donating to Mefi when I get back from the Sahara because how insane is it that we can ask the nice internet people questions from a town perched near dunes, go internet