Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Remembering old acquaintances

I am all set for the US and Canada.

I look forward to being in California again. And seeing the old friends. Maybe even manage an afternoon of mahjong with them, for old times' sake.

There are two people in the old hometown I will see again for the first time in 10 years. One is my former employer, who gave me my first job in the US. The other was the editor of our Chinese community newsletter; I was the feature writer of the newsletter for a full cycle of the Chinese horoscope (Rat year 1984 to Pig year 1995). Both women are special to me: if not for their wise counsel, I would never have grown into the person I am today.

There are many more people who have stepped into my life and made me a better person for having made their acquaintance. But I can only do so much each time, and I want to spend enough time with each one to make the reacquainting meaningful.

So, with a little more grace and patience, I will come around to seeing everybody who touched my heart and enriched my life, at least one more time...

8 comments:

tuti said...

have a good safe trip, sinlady!
update here when you can.
take care, and most of all, have a good time, especially rekindling all the bond and respect with old friends.

JoMel said...

have a safe and enjoyable trip, and don't forget to blog about it. :)

sinlady said...

tuti + jomel - thank you. i'll see what i can do about updating.

wildgoose said...

How wonderful. Enjoy the trip. :) *hugs*

imp said...

have a very good vacation, and renew your faith in some humans.

sinlady said...

wildgoose + imp - thanks. i will. i know i will :)

Anonymous said...

enjoy your trip! - EDPJ

sinlady said...

edpj - thanks:)