It has been 2 years since I last visited LJ. I'll come to this, post once or twice, and then let it go. I'm not sure why I leave it here, perhaps in some small way to say "I was here, I existed, I grew and I moved on"? I don't know.
This past weekend, I and angie went to Dallas to be with friends and attend a rather large event. I met two LJ'ers who had made an impact on my life. It's been... 13? 15? years since I first met them? I deleted a ton of my original content back when I was with maria, so it's hard to say when exactly I joined LJ, but I have know these two for a long time. Meeting them was an amazing happening - how far we've all come. They, like me, have gone through life, suffered, laughed, cried, sang and danced; they've lived Life as have I and yet the memories of thoughts and words exchanged still brought us together to at least say "Hello."
How wonderful! Thank you to M and to MT for having been my friends.
The path that angie and I are on doesn't end anytime soon, perhaps in September, but if we are lucky, it will continue through March of 2014 and if we're REALLY blessed (or crazy, depending on how you feel about "applying for a job that you have to pay your employer for") we could be involved in this particular path till 2015. And DK/M&V - if we are that blessed, UK *will* be on our list to come visit. International means something to us.
I'm not sure if I'll come back in another two years or two months or not... but if you are still here reading this, smile a smile for me and if you happen to want to... drop me a note. Angie and I are traveling a lot now... and as I grow older, I realize that while the Internet has given us amazing tools of communication, that simple pleasure of looking someone in the eye, giving them a handshake and hug... those are things that complete the circle.
Love and Leather.