Did you think I forgot to tell you about my trip to Atlanta ? Well, no I didn’t! For starters it was interesting going to a place I called home 12 years ago. As the Delta jet I was on, descended on Atlanta I looked out of my window to see the plethora of church steeples dotting the rolling hills of this beautiful southern city. I smiled thinking,Yup,you’re back in the Bible Belt alright!’
My 2 book signings were interesting . I met some very cool people who were warm and hospitable. I sold some books, I made some new friends, reunited with some dear old friends and family and I ‘m glad I went!
Going back to places you once knew can be disappointing; I leave a place and if I come back to it later, I find I left it for good because I took my heart with me. My hearts is always where I am making my home.
My heart is not in any of these places I’ve left throughout my life: Cali-Colombia, Medellin-Colombia, Bogota-Colombia, Fort Meyers,Panama City, Spangdahlem-Germany, Bitburg-Germany, Herrforst-Germany, San Antonio, Beaufort, Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, Tucson, Michigan, Kissimmee, Macon, Las Vegas. My heart is in Henderson, NV. All the aforementioned places used to be where my heart dwelt; where good and bad memories inter crossed to weave the fabric of my life;much like the warp and weft fibers meet to make a fabric’s design. So too are these places I once knew so well; now they are the rich texture and hand of the cloth my soul wears.
What makes a place amazing? Is it the landscapes? Is it the shops and restaurants? Is it the flora and fauna of the region?Is it the scents, sights or sounds? Maybe these are all vital; but none so important as the people you spent your time with while you were there. People make a place worthwhile, habitable, vibrant and one worth re-visiting.
-Eva Santiago copyright 2013
5 thoughts on “PEOPLE MAKE A PLACE”
What a truly enjoyable posting and what insight and understanding you have for the most meaningful things in life. My husband and I have dreamt of returning to a little town in upstate New York named Elmira for the past 15 years. And, although the scenery and change of seasons is quite a draw, it ‘s truly the people who keep the dream alive for us. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve recently completed a proofreading/copy editing project for Vital Germaine, a member of your writers group. Please take the time to read his feedback and keep me in mind for any future writings I may be able to help with.
Thank you Joyce!
I read Vital’s post and I shall keep you in mind for the future. Thanks again for stopping by 🙂
What a lovely book signing journal. Congratulations.
Thank you Tess!!