It’s been a while. How are you?
No, I’ve not been kidnapped by aliens or holed up in a time warp, though sometimes it really doesn’t matter.
Spoke to an old friend who told me how he was stuck in meetings for a full week inside a hotel and wondered what happened to the world outside. Well, the sun still rises from the east and sets in the west I told him. And he felt sad because I sounded wiser than him. That’s how stressed he must be.
So I’m not the only one detached from society, at least the online world.
Facebook is passé, so the youngsters tell me and I’m never fond of food photos anyway so I moved away from social and went back to real work – unplugged and blogged out.
Real work is good at least once a month and the sanity of the rest of the month is driven by this single day to see your bank account replenished.
When enough is enough, I took a small break last week to rush with the Easter crowd, in the middle of Paris air traffic controller strike, cancelled flights, expensive fares, Brussels bombing, Piccadilly line closure, queues, jams and hot tempers.
I love you, Europe but I’m not going to do this again. Not after rushing from one airport to another with two bags barely making it to the check-in counter; and from plane to tube to train before the train pulled off. Several times, I thought my arms would break from my body stuck to the bags as I ran off armless to catch the plane and train.
Though I made it back in good time, the crazy travelling took a toll on me. Caught a horrific cough and lost my voice when I got home. Imagine how frustrating not being able to talk about my trip to anyone.
My brother Stanley reminded me I’m not a kid anymore and that’s one thing I can’t argue with him. But life is about experiences, good and bad.
In the midst of all the chaos, I had an amazingly wonderful time this early spring. You always enjoy the good times better when you come from a bad run, right?
Well I’m certainly looking forward to brighter warmer days and I wish you lovely days ahead.
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