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This week’s suggested topic: Returning home, growth, and change
Many of us do not live in the same house as our parental figures, let alone the same city, state, or country. What’s it like returning home to see how you’ve changed and your hometown has changed, how things have stayed the same? For the people who live in their hometowns, what’s it like to see people who return? For those who moved around, do you have a fixed point in memory that your growth and change can be related to?
To be more broad with the the topic, what are your thoughts on growth and change, is all growth good, is loss a necessary part, etc?