It has been just over a year I haven't written in my blog...after my world trip I had a lot to think about and lots has happen since I got back. I would like to start back with something I found among my stuff when I was back in Colorado in March when my mother died. It is a poem I wrote in High School for my best friend Penny. "Times like this may come and go but friends like you I'll never let go you will never know what you mean to me but a friend like you will always be the one that I will laugh with the one with I will cry you will always be with me until the day I die." I would like to rededicate that poem at this time to my mother. I love you MOM always and forEVER!!!!
I also found something I wrote when I was first an exchange student in Taiwan in 2001: I believe my heart is a caged bird, if you let it out it may fly away never to be seen again. But there is a chance you could always catch a glimpse of how marvelous it can be when it flies free...with nothing but wind and hope to guide it!!!
Apparently I knew myself better then than I do now! :)
A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?" The survey was a huge failure... In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant. In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant. In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant. In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant. In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant. In South America they didn't know what "please" meant. And in the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant.