Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Love is... the distance between two heartbeats

My dear nephews back in Australia - Nathan, Anthony and Calvin growing up faster than bambooshoots (if you didn't know, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world)

I've been thinking about what it means to have a memory of someone you meet, stay with you long after your time together has passed.
As a traveller, I have encountered and enjoyed the company of exceptional people who have opened their hearts, lives and friendship to me. They by example, have taught me kindness and the meaning of hospitality which will remain long after the moment has passed.
I wonder sometimes what will happen when I return, will I make a change to my past environment or adapt to the shell that was one before?
Leaving all that family and friends behind, you have an opportunity to analyse yourself, the relationships that matter the most, sometimes renew your identity and also ache for the best that was left behind.
How does one transgress the path of time without leaving a little trail of happy tears, or handle this possibility with each encounter?

Dylan my other nephew

My sister Phong and niece, Charlotte.... but wait there's more

Ahhhh wallaby to further melt your hearts (photos courtesy of my sister Phong)

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