Tomorrow I leave Niger, after two years of this being my home. I will miss the soft handshakes and the goats on the road, and my floor being mopped everyday by someone whose floor I should mopping, she is so gracious and wonderful. I will miss sunsets at the Grand Hotel and the giraffes and the hippos in the river. As a long-time resident of the Pacific Northwest, I will miss waking up to bright blue skies, day after day. The list of people I will miss, the best part of this place, is too long to start.
I keep thinking of the words to Eddie Vedder's song, from his new-ish Into the Wild CD:
Sure as I'm leaving
sure as I'm sad,
I leave this place knowing,
love has no ceiling.
You can visit me at place2place.blogs.com. I hope to join the ever-so-talented Irina and I will attempt a Moscow photo-a-day, (if the good people at City photo-a-day will allow me) after a summer in Northern California and Portland, Oregon, my homeland.
This website has been therapy for me, thank you for the love.