Not too long ago I spent a week in the Canadian Rockies. What a beautiful part of the North American continent that area is! There were wide valleys where the mountains were farther away and narrow valleys where the mountains seemed closer and much more intimate even though they towered above.
There were lakes of incredible color depending on the water source and the particular glacial silt that flowed into each. In fact the colors can be almost unbelievable. So much so that someone asked me if I had raised the color on one image, but I hadn't. The lake really was that color.
The question that kept coming to me was how the mountains--especially such huge ones-- effected the people who lived in the area. How were their personalities influenced by looking at the mountains every day? How was their souls influenced? Did their outlook on life reflect their mountain heritage? And then I had to ask how the humidity dense river valley and rolling hills where I grew up effect me. Certainly what "home" feels like is influenced by my early geography. It seems to be a subtle influence but one nonetheless.
How does where you live influence who you are, what feels right to you and what feels like "home"?