I don't leave until tomorrow (gah!) but am preemptively happy with this trip because it has already brought me back in touch with so many people I care about. I know I don't always need a reason to reach out to friends and family, but a catalyst like a blog/trip/event does help get the correspondance flowing. Recently, conversations have sprung up all over the place and I've been delighted by truly lovely dinners, coffees, surprise 1am & 3am phone calls, and emails. I look forward to more of you coming out of the woodwork!
I'm very thankful you're all in my life, and send you my love.