Does the whale long for his sea of birth? Does the manatee long for his river of birth? Does the bird long for his tree of birth?
Yes, of course.
But what if the bird's tree of birth has fallen? Would he still long for it?
Yes, more than ever.
But it is not the tree that he longs for most. It is the clarity and exhilaration he felt when his heart first opened and he jumped from the branch for the very first time.
- Gregory Colbert
Ashes and Snow