Sometimes I wonder where home is….
I was born in Scotland, of English parents. Scotland is my home, the place of my birth. Scotland is where I spent the first 23 years of my life. That is my citizenship.
When people ask where I am from, I have difficulty answering, apart from saying “Scotland”, because we moved around so much in my time there. I usually tell people I came from Edinburgh, or that I was born in Dunfermline, both of which are in the county of Fife, but we had many different homes in different places as I was growing up.
My heart is often pulled there, to Scotland. When I go there, I feel that I have come home. However, I left Scotland in 1972, and came to Canada. Canada became my new home, as I married and had children. I did not make it “home”…
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