Monday, September 19, 2011

Goodbye for Now

I recently read an e-mail from a friend, fellow Couch Surfer, and a follower of this blog that gave me reason to write to you all today.  She mentioned that when we had stopped writing, she worried that something had happened to us.  I am here to announce to anyone who was worried:  we are not dead.  We are safe and sound in Columbus, OH.  I had sort of assumed that most people just knew that we were coming home.  Upon further review of the list of followers, this is clearly not the case.  We apologize for not telling you earlier.

I always felt bad about not having written a proper sound-off from this blog, which for 2 years of my life kept me connected to so many of you.  So here it is:  Thank you all for reading and commenting!  The time we spent abroad was life-changing in so many ways.  We are better people for having done it.  I'm hesitant to say a final goodbye, since we very well may go abroad again in the future, but I will leave you with a quote from T.S. Eliot that sums up how I feel about our return to Columbus, now that we've been back long enough to make us really feel right and home in the world:

"The end of our exploring will be to arrive at where we started, and to know the place for the first time"

Goodbye for now.