I flew to Jamaica on Thursday to attend my friend's funeral.
i have lived in the Maryland/Virginia areas since 1992. When I first moved here I used to fantasize about my return to Jamaica. However, I no longer have any real desire to live in Jamaica - Maryland is home for me now.
Despite that, I noticed on Thursday that the minute the plane touched down in Kingston I felt an incredible surge of emotion. It's hard to explain but it's a feeling of belonging. The feeling of connection is incredibly strong.
As I drive home from the airport I know many would see poverty, I see resilience. I am in awe of the tenacity of the Jamaican spirit. For such a small island we have made a huge mark on the world. Our culture, music, food, athletes make us larger than our geography would indicate.
Despite my love for the Washington, DC area Jamaica will always have a special place in my heart. It is, after all, the land of my birth!!!!
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