YOU CANNOT GO HOME AGAIN?????
…..Wolfe took the title from a conversation with the writer Ella Winter, who remarked to Wolfe: “Don’t you know you can’t go home again?” Wolfe then asked Winter for permission to use the phrase as the title of his book.The title is reinforced in the denouement of the novel in which Webber realises: “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.” (Ellipses in original.)Nostalgia is a fond memory (“Absence makes the heart grow fonder”) arising out of an absent person’s inability to perceive changes that take place over time on things one remembers as static and permanent. Attempting to relive youthful memories is doomed to failure. This sentiment is closely mirrored in the final pages of Marcel Proust‘s novel Swann’s Way, the first installment of his lengthy work In Search of Lost Time.…
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Re The Journey Home…By Wapnickhttps://facim.org/strangers-in-a-strange-world/