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Topic: Rejoicing (11/22/04)
TITLE: Home Where I Belong.
By Rita Garcia
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Ruby’s first stop was the ocean, there she rented a little shore front cottage. Ruby took a quick dip in the water then stretched, sliding her feet into the warm sand. “This is the place for me, I could stay right here forever.” Ruby said, talking to herself. She began reading a novel that she had found in the little cottage. As evening began to surround her, the sky was set a glow in a glorious sunset. Later in the cottage, Ruby was lulled to sleep to the sound of ocean waves, breaking on the shore.
By the end of the week she was feeling restless. I think I need a change of scenery. I think some fresh mountain air, would help me clear the cobwebs from my mind.
Ruby found a picture perfect cabin, surround by tall pine trees, birds chirping, squirrels scampering about. This is the life. Thought Ruby. “It doesn’t get any better than this, now I will be able to find all the pieces to my puzzle.” She said, talking to herself.
Ruby sat under the shade of a tree and watched the boats zipping around on the lake. “It’s odd, but I feel like I am on the outside looking in, life is going on all around me, but I am an outsider, not taking part.” Ruby said as she felt the tears wanting to escape. “God, I don’t understand, I thought some time away would help me find myself, but I have never been so alone.”
The next morning Ruby simply packed her bags and set out on the journey home. She found exactly what she had been searching for, in the embraces and love of her family. Her heart leapt for joy, she began rejoicing. Who I am and everything I want is right here, right here at home where I belong.