I had a blast of a reunion with some of my friends last night. We used to work together in the same place, but we’ve since moved on to other things. One of us has gone to the US to further her studies, another has left for China while yet another prepares to go to China, and I’ll be leaving soon.
Social mobility is one of the striking trademarks of our generation. While modern technology has shrunk the world into a global village, it has also managed to pull us further apart than ever before. Leaving home and building a life somewhere else is becoming easier and easier.
Yet sometimes it seems to me like we are forever playing a game of catch. We say hello, only to find that our goodbyes should have been said yesterday. We say goodbye, only to wonder when our next hello will be.
It is interesting how one leaves to come back to watch another leave again.