'Of course I dream', I tell her. 'Everybody dreams.'
‘But what do you dream about?’, she’ll ask.
‘The same thing everybody dreams about’, I’ll tell her. ‘I dream about where I’m going.’
She always laughs at that. ‘But you’re not going anywhere, you’re just wandering about.’
That’s not true, not anymore. I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last, I know where I’m going. Where I’ve always been going.
Home. The long way ‘round.”