Nancy MorejónExile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted. And, while it is true that literature and history contain heroic, romantica, glorious, even triumphant episodes in an exile’s life, these are no more than efforts meant to overcome the crippling sorrow of estrangement. The achievements of exile are permanently undermined by the loss of something left behind forever.

…transcendental homelessness… is the result of discovering an absolute incompatibility between the realm of totality and the realm of personal interiority, of subjectivity…
                                                            Edward Said

To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
                                                                 Simon Weil

Desplazamientos. Dislocaciones. Orfandad. Experiencias compartidas por muchos de nosotros que desde la antigüedad han venido marcando al individuo con traumatizantes pérdidas, transformaciones y redefiniciones subjetivas y culturales. Las últimas décadas del siglo XX parecen estar signadas más que otros tiempos por experiencias de migración y exilio tanto individual como colectivo, tanto forzado como voluntario, tanto geográfico como cultural y sicológico.