The Home Cycle

“…The most important thing I can tell you about the timing of the home cycle is this: When it’s time, it’s time. Even if you’re not ready, even if things are undone, even if today your ship is coming in. When it’s time, it’s time. The seal woman returns to the sea not because she feels like it, not because today is a good day to go, not because her life is all nice and tidy — there is no nice and tidy time for anyone. She goes because it is time, and therefore she must”…

–“Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Homing, chap 9)