“A Nomad is a person who moves from place to place as a way of obtaining food”
“The word nomad comes from a Greek word that means one who wanders”
My addicted son is a Nomad. He has no true place to call home anymore. For nearly two years he found shelter in many places;
makeshift tents in the woods
occasional couches in other addicts homes
and the like.
For almost 6 months he had a stable environment, he lived back at home, warm home, with three meals a day, a hot shower, laundry and plenty of company. For two of those months he even had the pleasure of a new bed.
Yet his addiction and his old behaviors have yet to take the high road, so he lives once again as a Nomad. This time he’s spent the last few weeks living in a car with a short reprieve of rehab surfing, and coming to rest in another person’s home.
Will this Nomad of mine finally trade his wandering in and begin a new life? He says he’s ready… Only time will tell.