Have been working in Manila for the past week… far from home, long days, out of communication with all my peeps. It’s not lonely, but I realize how difficult it is to build friendships and maintain relationships when I’m on the road this much. There’s no one home waiting for me. No book club I’m missing, no girlfriends having brunch. Life has become so transient. I miss my dog… and wonder who my community is. I long for deeper connections.
THEN I saw on facebook that Michaela, who lives in Washington and is from Germany, is staying in the very same hotel I am here! Such a small world! We haven’t seen each other in a couple years, and had a nice afternoon catching up yesterday. A client wants me to go to North America in two weeks and I think I’ll get to see a whole group of old friends. In Bangkok week before last, spent time with two folks from primary and secondary school in Florida:
If you’re here, we are connected, aren’t we? So you are my peeps, I’m sending you love and light from Manila today. Thanks for being you, and being here.
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