I just rediscovered these snaps as I moved from my sad old laptop into my new machine and realized how appropriate my "Local" tank is for today. As I write this, I've been back in Germany for about 6 hours. It is always on my first day on a new continent that things feel strange. Since I've lived in Germany for several years, when I'm in the states, I refer to Germany as home and it's generally where I'd prefer to be on my first few American days.
On the flip side, once I get back to Germany, Chicago becomes home and it's a place that I start to crave.
Anyone else ever experience this sort of displacement?
It's a bit unsettling, though it's pretty cool to have not one, but two homes!