Monday, August 24, 2015

New Friends, Old Friends

This entire crew slept in one house. Plus more!
When you travel -- and especially when you do it the long, slow way -- you make a lot of friends... friends who will be with you for the long haul.


And then those friends sometimes come to visit when you move elsewhere, and they make friends with your other friends, and all of a sudden the web of friends is wider and it starts to cover the whole globe, anchoring it into a network that crosses and re-crosses borders, hopping over Prime Meridians and Equators and International Date Lines and time zones.


It's not a visit to Oregon without waterfalls.
It was like that this weekend, with the friend who i met in Nicaragua, who's from the Netherlands, visiting with her friend from the Netherlands who she met in Nicaragua. All of a sudden we were having a joint birthday party for the friend and me, celebrating with other friends who'd visited Nicaragua, friends from Mexico in the mix, and many of my Portland people blended in and making friends with the Nicaragua-Netherlands-Mexico crowd.

It's a web that doesn't necessarily need to be defined or fully described -- but the ultimate effect is fun times and teaching the kids about this wide world and where we belong in it.


Which is everywhere.

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I love what Kate is doing with her t-shirt campaign. At the top of the page, it says "The Mind of a Child is Where the Revolution Begins." Yes indeed! Check out her cool t-shirts, aimed at reminding people that Every Child is an Artist.

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