Geography seems to be a place of reference for many bloggers when heimat is considered.
My birth in a small community in Door County, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan marked my beginning. A place where my family and I regularly return and some members of my family still remain.
Adolescent and young adult life in Green Bay, Wi, did not leave a yearning to return after I left "to see the world" as a flight attendant, but it has left an indelible desire for frequent travel.
Later after college, marriage and living in Minnesota for almost half my life, I cannot claim heimat here although it has been a very good life.
For me, heimat is part of my spirit and soul wherever and whenever I can fulfill a desire for some form of education, formal or informal: art museums, schools, colleges and travel. The photo above is the art gallery, next to the library, in the school in which I taught for 30 years, only one example of my
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