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Wow, that's some pretty powerful lyrics. I like it :)

Yes, it's pretty meaningful for me.

I just discovered your blog and I'm looking forward to delving into it. I can only imagine how being uprooted from one's surroundings and being cast into relatively unfamiliar territory can destroy a person's life. Yet you have used this twist of fate as a means for growth, and I think this exemplifies courage.
I look forward to reading about your adventures, and also to reading more about what led you to where you are now.
In the meantime, I invite you to visit my blog if you get the chance.

All the best,
Michael

Thanks for the note, Michael. I love the name of your blog, "One foot in front of the other". It seems that quite a few of us are on an accelerated learning curve for that, although the specifics of our individual journeys may vary. It's great to link up with my fellow travelers. I'll be spending some time reading what you've written, as well as the blogs you've linked to.

Hi Kitty,
I'm delving farther back into your blog, and your experiences and attitude put me in mind of the story of the Zen master who, upon learning his house had been destroyed, exclaims, "Finally, I have an unobstructed view of the beautiful moon."
I'm not sure I'm repeating this story accurately, but perhaps that doesn't matter.
I'm really awed by the courage with which you have faced this upheaval in your life. It's very easy for me, who has never experienced this kind of trauma, to see the "Zen" in this situation, and it's very easy for other uninitiated people to pass judgment on your handling of it.
We all really ought to be so very thankful for the simple things in our lives.

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