“When you are a displaced person, and when you are longing for that place and you cannot visit it, that place becomes more than just a stone or mountain, it becomes like a beloved person. You want to kiss it, and lie down on it and feel the energy from the earth.”

Anton Troianovski & Carlotta Gall, After War Between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Peace Sees Winners and Losers Swap Places, N.Y. Times (Nov. 15, 2020).

I wonder how many Americans have such an attachment to place.

We've been here so little time,
And move so much, 
And it's such a big country,
With so many different soils.

But some do.