Friday, October 22, 2004

so what is an islander?

I call this blog mvgirl, I am clearly bonded to this island. Yet do I belong? What makes an islander? Being born here? Living here? Sometimes living here? Wanting to live here? All of the above?

I don't make my livelihood here, I am not tied to this island in ways that others are. Yet my heart feels at home here in a way it does nowhere else... I am lucky to live here at least some of the time. But am I playing house? Or do I belong in some way?

I feel owned by the land here - Chief Seneca had it right :-) Whether or not this makes me an islander, I suspect I can't answer, but I know that I am fortunate to know this place!

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