Thursday, January 27, 2011

wandering words

I suspect that,

no matter what kind of person you are, whether one who deals well with change or not-so-well, whether emotionally insensitive or a big softy, whether you actually "felt" changed by your time away or not,

re-adjusting back to life at home is not going to happen immediately.

Because you won't just be re-connecting all the friendships you physically disconnected when you left for study abroad (yeah, yeah, there are Facebook, and e-mail, and Skype and so on, but it's not the same), you will also be re-figuring your connections with all the new friends you fell in love with abroad (repeat previous parenthetical point).  Both of those things take time.

"make new friends and keep the old,
one is silver and the other gold."

well, I don't know how the composer of that couplet determined when new things became old, but
you're all gold to me now.

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