Walt's Writings

Where Are You From?


Where are you from? That is an easy question for some people to answer—and a more difficult question for the rest of us. 

I could answer: Scotland. Because I live here. But that confuses people who think my accent sounds American. 

I could answer: USA. Because I was born there. But that confuses people who know that I live in Scotland. 

I could answer: London. Because I lived there for 15 years. But that confuses people who know where I was born and where I live now. 

I could answer: Crook of Devon. Because I live in this wonderful village. But that confuses most people (even in Scotland) who have never heard of this place. 

So, what do you answer when someone asks you: Where are you from?