Friday, October 26, 2012


Today is October 26th. 

An important date. It's Austria's national holiday

This is not a usual blog post. This is an important message home. 

I just wanted to say something here, you know, because of the special date. Something that might not be obvious, seeing how much I travel and how much I love being in the great wide world. 

I love Austria. 

It doesn't matter where I am, if I'm just traveling around or actually living in a place for a while. Those places might become temporary homes to me, because I truly feel at home in some of the places I've been so far. But there is only one place on this big huge planet that is my true home. The real one. The one that matters most. It will never be replaced. It will never lose its importance or its special place in my heart. It will never not be home. I'm sure that all of us, or most of us at least, have a place like that. Home, the true home. 

Dear Austria, 
I might not say this enough, but I think of you a lot, not only on dates like today. I miss you, don't you think that I forget you when I'm away. I might not want to come home to you right now, but I do take you with me wherever I go. In that space in my heart that's reserved only for you, for home. 
Deep down, you know. 
I love you.

Love this song. Makes the hairs on my arms stand up. Puts happy tears in the corners of my eyes.

I am from Austria. 

Happy October 26th.


  1. i'm distracted by the fact that this falls 4 days before my birthday! :D <3

    1. LOL! To show you the opposite, when you told me when your birthday was I got distracted by the fact that it's four days after my country's big day :)

    2. all i can say is i am hoping for two cakes -- one on the 26th and one on the 30th

      better yet... 2 celebrations! fingers and toes crossed ;) <3