Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Random Travel Update 29

Last Location: Seoul, ROK
Arrival Date: July 16, 2008
Departure Date: September 28, 2008 (2pm)

Last location: San Francisco, CA
Arrival Date: September 28, 2008 (8am)
Departure Date: September 28, 2008 (9pm)

Current location: Tucson, AZ

Today was the most magnificent day. I can't describe all the ups and downs of the last few tumultuous weeks but today I can say that I came a bit closer to understanding the purpose of it all.

Today I saw the sun rise twice. Once blurred through my foggy window in Seoul and another time crisply through the window of my airplane just as the west coast of he United States came into view.

Today someone told me, "welcome home" and I felt a deep sense of gratitude for being an American.

Today someone asked me "What makes you feel free?" And a million things that were that moment came into my head.

Today I returned to the same place I was a year ago last week when I took my first flight to Korea. I saw good friends, ate good food and felt happy.

Today I came across at least a hundred things that are worth more than the money I left behind. And I felt utterly content.

Today, I discovered the clarity that I am perpetually in search of. Today was nothing like what I would have thought it would have been just a few days ago, but it was better than anything I could have planned.

Today I would write more, but it has been a 40 hour long day and I am ready for bed. Thank you to all the people in life who make this living such a wonderful experience: Mom, Dad, Jon, Jordy, Cheewoo, Meghan, Ben, Haiete, Francky. You bring sparks of light to my heart. Thank you for being there.

Love,

Melissa

2 comments:

YoYo said...

What does the field roast taste like and does it have protein

melissa meyer said...

The Field Roast is robustly flavored, with a tender meaty exterior and a stuffing filled interior. 50% of its calories are from protein (13g per 100 calories or 3 slice serving.) That's more than in ground beef!