You can never go home

Can you?

Prairie Girl has a cou­ple car­toons on the mat­ter, and they’re par­tic­u­lar­ly poignant to me, because the ghost town she left is the lit­tle city that I’ve made my home.

Ghost Town, by prairiegirl cartoons

(Click­ing the image will take you to the whole sto­ry.)

I grew up in a much small­er town—pop. ~1200—and now it’s home only to my father. I didn’t even attend my 25-year high school reunion last sum­mer (though, to be fair, I had my rea­sons, which includ­ed a sched­ul­ing con­flict).