Belonging. Being intimately persuaded of belonging to a place. Feeling that this place inhabits you more than you inhabit it.
Belonging is not my story. My story is being the daughter of Italian immigrants to the United States and then becoming an immigrant myself to Paris. Rather than a feeling of belonging, my story is feeling a “foreigner”, already as a little girl, and later, uprooting myself voluntarily (then again, my roots were not so deep…).