This week’s prompt: ReEntry

It’s not random that we addressed Soul Care last week because we’re going to need to tap hard into that wellspring as we drink of Reentry this week.

Reentry is the act of coming home. And such an act it is that it launches pens of novelists and poets.

“You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood … back home to a young man’s dreams of glory and of fame … back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time – back home to the escapes of Time and Memory.” From You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe.

Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, “The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange.”

Is reentry all doom and gloom? Or is it no coincidence that Redemption and Reentry bump up against each other in an alphabetical lineup? Some of both?

Have you reentered your home culture for a season or for good? Is reentry on the horizon? What emotions does this theme launch in you? What has God done in the homecoming? Have you pain and marvels to pen?

Novelist or poet or not, bring your link ups to The Grove beginning Thursday 6pm EST.

What do you think?

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