In many cases, we became the first members of our families to graduate from college. Instead of spending our entire lives within a few miles of where we were born, we have traveled the world. We eat foods every day that our grandparents never heard of. And our children have no idea of what living in Appalachia is all about. Yet .... Appalachia is still home. It calls us as only home can.
To read more about Cosmic Possums, and read Jane Hicks's poem How we Became Cosmic Possums, click here. And thanks to Sharyn McCrumb for introducing me to the concept. She's a Cosmic Possum, too, you know.