Leaving Sweden last month was one of the hardest things I've had to do this year. And at the time, this quote described things perfectly:
Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.” - Snoopy
Returning to Singapore has meant I'm finally getting a much wanted quota of hellos. It's been a bit weird being back, a sort of uprooted and replanted feeling, displaced but comfortable but also restless, all at once. All this is very much part of the global nomadic life that I've signed up for, but it doesn't make the constant transition any easier to stomach. I miss people in different countries and across different time zones, and wish I could be in several different places all at once.
Seeing the peeps here after a year though, amidst smiles, hugs and laughter, have left me quietly grateful; for the amazing people I've come to know, and the timelessness of these friendships.