Joy, sorrow, elation, trauma and many other emotions are usually wrapped up in the attachment a person can feel to a place.
Esteemed authors have written about displacement and the space set aside for our memories of a location’s essence.
It is easy to regard those thoughts and feelings as disposable, but in many cases they are not, unless if a person is committed to self reinvention.
The internet has been helpful to migrants, since it has provided forums for allegiances and sentiments to be expressed and shared in ways that were not possible before.
Those forums are likely to be the easiest places to find “authenticity” in the future. Isn’t that odd?