The Cost of the Tour
Over the course of a tour, between waking up and falling asleep, changes occur in each individual. It could be anything from a darker tan to a wider smile or a more elastic sprit. Yet on a daily basis it is not noticeable. These changes are minute and it is difficult for others on tour to notice any change has taken place. It takes a moment of reflection, rereading a diary entry or glancing at a photo to take notice this accruement of change.
Yet even then, we do not notice the little ticks and transformations we have under gone. It is only as we periodically retouch past friends and families that we start to notice how little has changed outside of the tour. Things at home are still as they were and the people we love are still living life as they did before, but our change is more apparent with this contact. We hear an old voice on the phone and it sounds new and for the first time in a long time we are connected with this world we knew as Home. It is then we are able to realize and reflect on these changes.