Monday, October 3, 2011

Definition of Home

"Her skills were so rare, so needed for the poorest of the poor, and even at times in the royal palace, that she felt valued. Wasn't that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are valued?"
― From Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese regarding the character Dr Kalpana Hemlatha (aka, Hema) reflecting on her adopted home in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia vs Madras, India.