New research indicates mantis shrimp use path integration to find their way back to their burrows after leaving to seek food or mates. That means they can track their distance and direction from their starting point. A series of creative experiments revealed that to do that, they rely on a hierarchy of cues from the sun, polarized light patterns, and their internal senses. (1)
From a place far far away.
Not because you understand what home is.
But because you feel it.
And you know that you do not belong there.
But that home belongs to you.
How can you ever leave the cradle?
If you are still feeling its love?
A shrimp can get it.
But you must do more.
And forget about home.
And live alone.
And some day.
You will remember.
And you will know again.
And only then, home will be home.
And you will go back.
Not because you saw home again.
But because you will realize…
That you never left.