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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore. But We Should Be.

July 13, 2011

     Somewhere over the rainbow, I think we have all dreamed of being there at some point.  Dorothy could not wait to get the heck out of Kansas.  But as we all find out in the end, “There’s no place like home.”

     What does it take for us to learn that lesson?  Dorothy had to skip an awfully long time down a yellow brick road, drop a house on a witch, melt another one and meet some interesting folks before she learned her lesson.  Even as a little girl, I always felt that the lesson Dorothy learned was not all that revolutionary.  She went through so much just to find out that “there’s no place like home?’

     Well, I was viewing the lesson from home.  I was already there, what was the big deal?   Fast forward 40 years.  I’ve had a long season of being away from home.  One might think I was a traveling salesman.  But I am not a salesman, merely a traveling mama. I traveled to the store, classes, basketball practice, music lessons, play practice, church, choir, CAP, soccer, re-enacting and so much more.  Home seemed so far away, I felt I was lost in OZ.

     For those of you who also feel they may be wandering down a yellow brick road far from home, I have good news.  You do not need to kill a witch to get home.  Just like Dorothy found out, you had the power all along to get home it you want to.  Well?  Do you want to?

     It has been a grand time playing with the Scarecrow, Tin man and Lion but enough is enough.  Dorothy, it is time to start clicking those heels together.  Oz is a lovely place, parts of it are so beautiful, but there were also plenty of parts that were not so lovely.  Kansas is only black and white.  That doesn’t seem very exciting.  But in reality, the color is just a glittery trap.

     The truth is that somewhere over the rainbow, really is at home.  Home is the place where dreams come true.  It is the wonderful place we hear about in lullabies’.  At home troubles melt like lemon drops.  Well, not always, but it’s better than chasing that rainbow in the car. 

     All that glitters is not gold.  Oz is only a dream.  Kansas is where it’s at.  Dorothy was a smart girl.  “There’s no place like home!”


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. scott kaufmann permalink
    July 13, 2011 1:52 am

    I love your posts Sis…they always brighten my day!!!!

  2. Lou Kaufmann permalink
    July 13, 2011 9:04 pm

    Well I certainly do agree with you, there is no place like home.


    • July 14, 2011 8:33 am

      No matter how noisy or messy, it is always the best place to be. Thanks for making my childhood home one of my favorite places.

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