Today marks the end of an era, but also a new beginning. My good friend John has taken wing for a new life in Canada and his wife Claire will follow soon. I find myself filled with a mix of emotions as he vanishes over the horizon. In my heart I’m happy for them, hopeful for what the future holds, and I know that they will do well in their new home, but I’m also filled with the bittersweet envy felt by generations left behind with the emigration of the people that were important to them.

This is not a time for sadness however, and this is not the seventeenth century. Communications flash across the Atlantic at he speed of light, the world grows smaller by the day and I know we’ll meet again soon on one side of the Atlantic or another.

Good luck my friends.

2 Responses to “Canada”

  1. 1 MCDOWALL February 24, 2011 at 04:00

    This is the first time I’ve had a chance to check my feeds, and I am deeply touched by this, more than words can say – so I will shut it 🙂

    Cheers tae ye!

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