Of course, you fall into your old family ways as soon as you get home.
For familiar rooms and smells and habits can take you back to another time.
They say “you are always 17 in your hometown” for a reason.
You will never completely fit in here.
My husband likes my family but is uneasy in their house, because once there I fall into their ways, which are difficult, oblique, deliberately inarticulate, not my husband’s ways.
-Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem