Many in the diaspora still long to be home
IT may well be time that Ireland moved on and the queen's visit will be a symbolic measurement of its progress in that regard. However, the country's diaspora remains large and consequential. And it doesn't so easily repair.
As families continue to realign objectives to suit new environments, some hearts still ache for a home that is no longer available to them.
Stuck between two cultures, generations were lost forever between a past long departed and a future which may never arrive. And there they stay, remembering.