As spring rolls around, and snow melts, it seems as if long lost things are being rediscovered. Like that GT snow racer I never knew we had in our backyard. Or those beer bottles you left out in the cold, which became frozen ornaments on your driveway.
A few days ago we got a postcard from our roomate Igor who left about a year ago to travel around China, Croatia, and God knows where else for the last year. Igor doesn’t believe in electronic communication so we havent heard a thing from him. He did email us the other day though, appologizing for the deep and sappy message he left on the postcard.. the funny thing is, the postcard was damaged in the mail and that sappy part was cut out.
I find myself in croatia reminiscing of the good old days before I had …..[Postal Damage] …. gets dismantled and you slowly go your own ways.
Yesterday I was talking to some friends in Germany and England who I haven’t seen in a while. April fools day came around and it painfully reminded me of being escorted out of an eco-lodge at 3am by a “security guard” after haphazardly shoving all my things into a suitcase, only to find out I was the object of a really well planned out prank. Kudos to Marcus and Rich.
Today, I got an email from a friend J.Hor who literally got out of bed one day, booked a flight, and boarded it the next day for Europe. That was 2 years ago, and no one has heard a thing from him until now. He’s traveled all over the globe working random jobs to make his way… something I think all of us wish to do but are too afraid to. It should be interesting to grab a beer with him and see how much hes changed.
I’m not really sure why spring seems to be uncovering all these long lost friends (and GT snowracers). Someone whos been gone for two years you’d thing would have established a new idenity. I dont really know what to say about it other than: I guess nostalgia is the new thing.