Friday, June 25, 2010

A long way from Clare to here...

Even longer from Dublin to here...in oh so many ways.

Going by the day rather than the date, I stepped off a plane in Oakland seventeen years ago today. In one hundred four degrees of heat - and an overcoat. Given I was arriving with pretty much all I had to my name, it was the easiest way to carry it.

"Easiest" - at least up until that point.

Much had happened to bring me to that place and that time. Yet more has happened since. While I might wish to change some aspects of my life up to that watershed arrival, I would not care to change anything that has transpired since.

A long way - and not only in time and space.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad a monumental move like that brought you a new life that you cherish so much. It's always interesting to look back at particular events, both big and small, and see how our lives change dramatically from them.

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  2. It has to take a lot of courage to leave an old familiar world behind and take up a new life in a new land. Sounds like you made the right decision.
    ~jon

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