Thursday, 27 February 2014

My Trip Away


Siem Reap,Cambodia -En route to Kampung Pluk Fishing Village

It was a trip I had planned since August last year. I did not know then that this was to be a trip of farewells. 

Luang Prabang, Laos- Village Near Kuang Si Waterfall


For some of you, my absence might have appeared like some sort of a goodbye here as well. Really, I was just coping with what I thought were the endings and thus new beginnings. 

Luang Prabang, Laos- A Monk School

The Dalai Lama once said "No beginning, no ending". 

Perhaps there was no need for goodbyes,  just a new way of saying hello. Or maybe some endings are necessary so that we may lay a firmer foundation for a fresh start.

Pak Ou Cave- Along the Mekong River

Whatever it is, I am blessed with many friends who wondered when I wandered. 

Dear friends, you make coming home sweet.

21 comments:

Margriet said...

Welcome back dear Sans, it's good to hear from you! Hugs, Margriet

The Old Maid said...

Finally! Hahaha!
I know I owe you a message but then again in my life there is nothing new.... ;)
I am keeping my fingers crossed for all endings and starts to turn out to be the best for you.:)
Beautiful photos by the way.
When I looked at the dates you were taking them Dec.24-26 funny to think it was Christmas over here. ;)
Hugs and kisses

ps. Will try to write this letter to you this weekend.

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Tallulah Belle said...

Welcome back....I hope you found what you were looking for. I miss you my friend xxx

Tallulah Belle said...

Sorry that was me with all the deletions....it posted my comment 3 times :-) xxx

contar said...

espero que las despedidas no fuesen demasiado dolorosas, los nuevos comienzos al menos serán interesantes
un abrazo

Kikka N said...

Dear Sans!
I have missed you... had a number of different reasons for your absence in my mind ...

Life offers new paths.

I understood from your post that you have already found new beginnings..

Big Hugs and wellcome back my friend!

Hugs
Kikka

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: Welcome back and you have found new beginnings. Keep in touch

rosanna said...

((((^_^))))
<3 <3 <3 <3
Ro

Fabiola said...

Welcome back!
Wow! A beautiful trip.
Bye, Faby

BiWuBär said...

Good to have you back... and life always has some goodbyes for us in store. But goodbyes are easier to bear if there's a hello waiting for you... ;O)

Hugs
Birgit

Ilona said...

Welcome back, dear Sans! After the comments of all other bloggers and our friend Birgit with so much wise words, I am without words.... ;).
Big hug, Ilona

Emanuela Valenza said...


Unfortunately in life there are also some goodbyes but the hope is to meet again ..
Hugs.Manu

Daydreamer said...

Dear Sans, I am So glad you have come back!!!
I have missed you! (And come here looking for you... I hope you don't mind!)
Yes, the Journey of Life is a Mysterious Voyage... and so precious! The only thing I have learned from the ups and downs is that it All matters... the Downs and the ups! Treasure them all and let the feelings have their day... because that is what Life is...
I do hope your Goodbyes have been followed by many many Hellos!

Elizabeth S said...

Hello my dear Sans! I too have come calling even when I have found you not to be at home! It is so good to see that your journey has come full circle and here you are home once again.
In all of our personal struggles, friends help us get through them and even when no words can be exchanged, know that we are here and all silently supportive.

elizabeth

carmen said...

feliz de verte de nuevo...

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I would not like to see you go for sure. but we have to go where life takes us.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Eva said...

We should talk....these days I am thinking on you.... Life is a cycle but it's true that endings and beginnings are overlapped....
Hope everything is fine now dearie :)

Remco said...

Hey Susan....
I missed youuuuuu!!!!
Like I also missed this post (stupid me)
But good to see you are still around, So just a quick hug from me to you!!

Welcome back!

Daydreamer said...

The Roses begin to bloom in the rain... drooping, faces heavy with raindrops.... looking down, their smiles only for the ground below... will the sun ever shine again... or is darkness and gloom here for ever....
But in the hush of night, even among the ceaseless drip drip drip, the fireflies begin to blink their little lights.... flitting among the drooping blossoms... bringing beauty and eternity to dark and dismal nights.... reminding me that there is beauty even in rain and dark and hope is always there within the heart.... And Roses will always bloom again....

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