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Golden Thread Goodbyes

“Better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.”

Is it true? Love tends to intensify things, especially pain.

This introspection all started because of a move, and a movie. The move was the first time I uprooted from my beloved family and small town, and it was more difficult than I imagined.

I’ve built a life there, with those people who know me best, so when it came time to leave it all behind I was devastated.

The movie was unexpected. I chose it out of idleness, hoping to avoid the hurt of losing so many relationships, only to watch the loss of life in an achingly sad way, and wonder what I’d do if I lost a loved one, or if I was the loved one lost.

Grief clarifies things, and puts the bigger picture back in perspective. 

That’s why I’ve been quiet about the Australia trip for a few days – it’s hard to write about Sunny Sydney when you are enjoying the bittersweet joy of realizing how much love you have in life, and how much more it hurts when it’s time to go.
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WWW Day 14: Those We Left Behind.


Goodbye LondonDerry, I’ll never forget you.


A week is gone, and now I’m left with that feeling that time is rushing past like a great wind – it’s left me dazzled and refreshed, yet eluded my capture.

We still have quite a bit to do and see, but I can’t help wishing for more. I love every moment here so intensely that I can already feel the significance of it’s loss. It isn’t just the scenery either; it’s the experiences, the bonding, the sharing of life that happened here.The people I’ve met won’t soon be forgotten, their stories now an integral part of mine. Allow me to introduce you to a few:

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