Project 365 – 21st Feb 2010

Posted: February 21, 2010 in Project 365
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Day 21 – Farewell

Well today was a day for saying goodbye, to Bendalong and to my friend Yvonne who is heading to London.

As an Irish person in Australia I’ve encountered my fair share of goodbye parties, especially being involved with an Irish football team, it seems like someone arrives and/or leaves every 5 minutes! Then there are the people you know that are still within the geographical confines of regular rendezvous but who have settled in their own niche and environment. I guess it can be a mixture of circumstance and the randomness of life but you don’t always socialise or meet up with the people who once were a big part of your life, no matter how strong the friendship was.

Yvonne, however, was one of the only people that I knew since I first landed in Australia that I continued to meet on a regular basis. I guess that link being severed reminds me of the transient nature we pass through each other’s lives. Obviously with modern technology you can keep in contact, whether by phone/facebook, skype/email with those who matter enough to always be a part of our lives. But the changing nature of those we see every day can be a fascinating study, we change and they change and life still moves on.

Having said that I’m sure its not the same for everyone and certain people can end up living in the same place, being with the same partners or working in the same job with the same workmates for years. I guess it’s called settling down! But even with settling down the people around you can change dramatically too. For me I’m not quite there yet but I do love the randomness and excitement of meeting new people and new people being in my life, it’s just that the flip side is having those you like leave.

Anyway Yvonne we will miss you, hope life finds you well back in the Northern Hemisphere!

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