I am anonymous again. A face in the crowd. It feels strange to be back living in a city. To go to the supermarket and not bump into several people you know. To drop your children off at a childcare centre where you don’t really know the carers, or any of the other kids or their parents. To not know our neighbours or feel part of a community.
It will come. I know it will take time. But right now I’m missing our old home and friends. Still, I know I will go back there, probably many times, in my lifetime. It is part of me now.