Tonight is a Blue Moon. It's the second full moon of the month. After tonight the next one will be in 2015. It was absolutely gorgeous here in Raleigh - huge and bright.
At the moment, when people ask me where I live I say Charleston. My connection to Raleigh at the moment is nothing more than an office, a hotel room, and as yet unrealized potential. I work in Raleigh, but home for me is still South Carolina right now.
Identity is a complicated thing. Accepting my identity as more than simply a visitor in South Carolina took years to develop. And I can't/won't relinquish it for a long time, either, as it's something that keeps me grounded. "Home" is a complicated thing, too, but regardless of how things play out I plan keep my foothold back "home" for a long time. I didn't know how much I'd miss it.
In the meantime, this is a Holiday weekend. I'm headed back "home" - to Charleston - tomorrow. I'll be on the road early - by 6. I don't know what kind of Holiday traffic to expect but I'll hope to beat most of it. I brought the truck to the dealer for a 5,000 mile check-up and an oil-change this week, and all is well with her. And with me.