A Fond Farewell

Pam and Me

At the State Cinema, we all have that after Yoga glow!
At the State Cinema, we all have that after Yoga glow!

Tina and Me playing piratesTina at WoodbridgePeppermint BayMischka, the Fire worshipperMy brother Greg

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

I find it hard to believe that four months have elapsed since I came to Hobart. Four amazing months of personal growth, insights, adventures, releasing the past, soothing feline companionship, appreciation of nature in all her dazzling forms, making new connections and friendships. Can I detail the exact ways in which I have changed? I tried, but I cant really say until I reflect on the experience after I’ve left. Some of the most powerful changes are the most subtle and need care and attention before they reveal themselves. I’m grateful for some lovely friendships I’ve made made on this journey with people willing to open their hearts and souls to a traveler. Over the last three years of travel I’ve learnt to nourish and maintain heart centered friendships with others of all ages, life experiences and cultures. These are the friendships where it doesn’t matter where we are in the country or on the planet, we can feel our mutual love and know we will reconnect physically at some stage of our journeys.

So here is to the beautiful city of Hobart,  the island of Tasmania and my lovely new friends

And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” ― Pico Iyer

4 thoughts on “A Fond Farewell

  1. hmmm…I like to add something here… there is growth in us and that would take place we are open to different experiences and magic happens… travel and seeing places, interacting with people gets you cheerful, and things like falling in love, joining a community some how grows you… life gets beutiful and you more mature and attractive as a fellow human soul…it’s a nice, real but different dimension of life…good that you made some friends who you may reconnect and have a great time again sometime(:

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  2. Actually, you realise that people like being entertained too, so when your cheerful and have interesting stories it helps connecting with people, somewhere deep your sharing your experience of life with them which connects them for sure, anyway. Friendship can also be respect for each other, a unconditional love irespective of gender, caste, look, having a good time together gives a joy, does it not, that is why even in families, people advise to do some fun activities together to bond, travel and living does that anyway.

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