Reena’s Exploration Challenge 143 – The Journey Home

The journey home had come at last. In this period of lockdown he had worried he may never get to go home.

The cost of the ticket had been worth every cent.

On the screen in front of him was a map of the world and his home was somewhere in the far distance.

He had his own bizarre theories about his home country. When the world was made the countries to the north were populous and there was a lot of ocean to the south.

So a land was established in the south, to break the monotony of so much water.

The land was populated with humans and a unique flora and fauna and then forgotten about for the next 40,000 years or so.

The people learned to live with the land, to respect and care for it and they managed developing along the way a culture in keeping with the uniqueness of the land. The flora and fauna gave the impression of being experimental, someone’s notion of a good idea at the time and lets see what evolution makes of it all. The platypus immediately came to mind.

It was indeed a lucky country and he was lucky to be returning.

He looked forward to the inevitable fourteen days of quarantine for being back on home soil was all he craved.

He watched slowly as his destination grew closer. It seemed to take forever, which is often the case when you want to be somewhere in a hurry. He found it difficult to relax into sleep as he longed for the sound of an Australian voice, for then he’d know he was home.

His flight circled over Sydney Harbour before coming into land. His exhilaration grew, the two-week wait in a Sydney hotel would pass. He knew, he just had to wait it out.

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18 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge 143 – The Journey Home

  1. Nima Mohan says:

    Oh yes !!!
    I can literally feel this anticipation ..
    Waiting for my journey back to my second home !!
    14 days of quarantine, the necessary tests.. all came rushing into my mind..

  2. kittysverses says:

    A feel good story, Michael. Patience always pays. 🙂

  3. Sadje says:

    You’ve portrayed his feelings so well.

  4. A very good story. I can relate to this. I’m waiting for the day when I’ll be able to go to my home city

  5. Reena Saxena says:

    The sentiments are very well expressed. I don’t know if it is historical fiction or folklore, but it was interesting to read about the South being created later to break the monotony of water.

  6. A joyous homecoming, long await… I feel it

  7. Great insight into the mind of a traveller going home.

  8. Lyn says:

    I’m wondering how many people in the last five months feel exactly the same after returning home. :

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