We’ve had several house guests lately, starting with an old friend of my spouse’s who visited from India with his lovely daughter, Nina Vasu, who was performing at TEDx@IB <http://new.livestream.com/tedx/ibyorkschool>. The evening prior to the performance we were treated to an evening of Nina singing and her father accompanying her on the guitar. I don’t remember either being or seeming so assured and confident at 16!
And then, one of my oldest friends in the world, Uli (who figures prominently in one of my stories “Lost & Found”), visited with his spouse and daughter from Ann Arbor where they have landed after time at universities in the US and Europe. Uli and I met when I was five and he was six, and his family was living in India. In the age of posted letters, we lost touch–not surprising since I thought “Air-mail” meant you threw a letter from the rooftop and the air carried it to its intended recipient. Fast forward to high school and then to our 20s. In the intervals, we’ve kept in loose touch and gotten updates from our families. And when we see each other again, it’s as if we’ve hardly been apart.