June 28, 2004


So we spoke with my former coworker today, after her week-long conference out of the country...she was running the meetings, as well as planning to meet her real father for the first time. After 30 years.

What an emotional trip this has been, starting a year ago and ending in a celebration. She tracked her father down and spoke on the phone to him for the first time last month, not knowing what to expect - not even knowing that he was her real father until last year. Apparently he had always kept her baby pictures in the living room and her half-sisters knew that she existed. It was a completely positive reunion - and I thought that only happened in movies.

Heh, now I've got the picture in my mind from that ridiculous commercial by one of those search firms - people opening the door, running to open arms, as if someone had just won Publishers Clearinghouse.

Beautiful line received today -
'I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly like
the company you keep in the empty moments.'

Posted by zippy at June 28, 2004 10:49 PM