Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A letter to my parents while traveling in remote parts of Laos

I wrote this while traveling in northern Laos while off the beaten path. Away from tourists and westerners for the most part and spending a majority of my time alone in forests or on boats slowly floating by pristine and still untouched nature.

With New Years resolutions starting off (I forgot to make one this year, whoops) it seems somewhat apropos to send this letter off.

Dear mom and dad. I'm on a boat on the Nam Ou river heading from muong khuai to nong khiaw. I've been away from the Internet for a few days and asides from occasional travelers I've been virtually alone with local people. For the first time in quite a while I've been able to reflect and think in differeny ways. Maybe with a travelers mind.
I want you to know that I love you. But I think you know this. 
I realize that I've been a constantly difficult child. Not necessarily a bad one, just difficult. I'm sorry for this, though don't expect this to change anytime soon. Through all the challenges that I've presented you both with you've always shone through as the loving and amazing parents that you are. I've always been very lucky to have been blessed with you as my ma and pa, though I can't say that you've always been blessed with me as a son. Hehehe (I'm sure you'll say otherwise as that is what most good parents would say). 

I love you very much and promise to be home at some point not too far away and to give you a real live honest-to-goodness hug. 

your favorite second born son. 

1 comment:

  1. i was thinking about your parents on new years... while recounting my old new years past... and remembered you having to ask a cab driver to pull over so you could puke out the window at 2am on the way home. And then your mom took care of you the whole next morning. nice work mom!