Saturday, August 23, 2008

Two weeks

Looks like I'm down to two weeks now. I'm completely focused on taking care of business, packing, and saying goodbye. Saying goodbye might be the hardest part of the whole business. I keep asking my friends and family where they think they will be in two years. In part, I want to know that people will still be here when I return. The reality is that people and situations are constantly changing, whether or not I am here to witness the changes taking place. Of course, change can be more obvious and stark when you come back with a stranger's eyes.

But I will have changed too. Just as I have changed significantly in this last year, and the year before and so on. We all move forward, predictably, or unpredictably. So what is "goodbye"? Goodbye is saying "this is the end of this chapter in our lives, we are all moving forward and changing. Perhaps we will say 'hello' again, in person, in a not so distant--but different--future."

Alright, alright, back to packing.

3 comments:

Anastácio Soberbo said...

Hello, I like this blog.
Sorry not write more, but my English is not good.
A hug from Portugal

gold-dragontsu said...

Then there's those of us who you'll only be able to talk to via the Internet from this point forward. ;) How odd that this position creates some semblance of stability or normalcy!

Keep on keepin' on. I'm sure you're doing fine. :)

~GD

Lisa said...

anastacio-

Thank you!

GD-

Although, as of late, I've been terrible at keeping up with internet communication. Maybe things will change in country when I have that as my primary means of communicating outside Morocco. I hope you're doing well!