It's time to say goodbye to Rue Rude for a while. I am leaving my Paris home, a bit unexpectedly, for a long sojourn in my native land.
If you like, you can come with me to California.
It's going to be weird.
"The emigrant's destiny: The foreign country has not become home, but home has become foreign."
--Alfred Polger (d. 1955), Der Emigrant und die Heimat
Emigranten-Schicksal: Die Fremde ist nicht Heimat geworden. Aber die Heimat Fremde.