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Metaphorical Space to Call Home

Metaphorical Space to Call Home

  • Author: admin
  • Date Posted: Jan 7, 2018
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  • Address: United Arab Emirates

Egyptian Student living in the United Arab Emirates. 

“I believe that home, physically, is a place where you are in a state of unbelievable and incomparable comfort- this place is you and you are it. Its essence imprints on you and welcomes you with a familiar, loving embrace; it is a place where everything makes sense to you and to which you always return. I have lived in the United Arab Emirates for nearly all of my developmental years and was raised by patriotic Egyptian parents.

However, I do not share the same feelings and beliefs they do when thinking about either country. I am a hybridized individual resulting from the marriage of globalization and the rise of the digital age.

In a sense, I’ve created a metaphorical space, rather than a physical place to relate home to. Rather than dwelling on negative aspects, continuing to feel lost or confused, I like to think of myself as a citizen of the world; open to exploring the possibility of never finding one home, or finding home in several places.”

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