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11. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Quoting noemagosa

Quoting CupCake

They are with us when ever we think of them....but do they know? Not unless we physically call them ;)

I agree with Cupcake... With the little detail that I don't like talking at the phone (on the phone? in the phone? with the phone?), but I write a lot... And I've realized that my closer friends (they all live abroad), even if we don't have a "live" relationship, when we do see each other time disappears and it seems we haven't been apart for long!!

Yes, I know that feeling and experience..... To me that means the connection with THAT person, or persons, was never broken. But of course, that doesn't mean we can "revive" or otherwise utilise that connection simply by thinking of them, I guess. Although some would differ.... And it would be nice to think a technique (if it exists) could be learned. Still, for now I suppose we're lumbered with conventional communication. Ho hum.

12. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 11y

everything is in the mind. it is what you make of it. if you believe it will stay alive by rememberance, it will, for you, but really the question is how both people remember each other. you will meet many people.. many of them you will never see again, however, that does not take away from what you had... its a part of you, of your past, and it is exactly what it is, good or bad, that is your experience with that person. the worst thing you can do is belittle the past simply becuase things have changed.

and for me, i believe that everything is as you make it, becuase the world is only what you percieve, whatever that might be.
interesting thought though. i like the abstract self contemplation, vampyren

13. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Well said SeeTheSky! I don't think there's anything to add to that! I took a peek at your age.. The same as I was when I set off travelling.. Go with that frame of mind and outlook on things and I believe you will find travelling so rewarding and spiritually nourishing my friend. I mention it coz, to be honest, I have met so many travellers who seem to miss the point of why they're away!

Oh, and about self-contemplating... I had to switch to that when my navel got too ugly!

14. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 11y

hahaha wow you get your belly button pierced or are you just a dirty bastard like i am?

you are correct sir, i just did my first travels full on my own(lived in a apartment in L.I., NY, with my bro for 6 months) went to montreal for the tp meetup and wandered around new england (coastal connecticut, massachusets, and lots of maine, finally making it to bar harbor with only $200) and had one of the coolest experiences of my life, and i'd have to attribute my ability to go as far as i did, enjoy it as much as i did, and have as many adventures as i did, all to my open mindset and personal outlook on life and the world. i wish i could tell ya all about it but its quite alot of info, i could (and very well might) make a small novel out of it. it was immensely spiritually nourishing and now im hooked, already saving up to go to europe! i appreciate the kind words, i took a peek at your profile, you've been travelling a long time! lucky dog! i hope to do the same. if you dont mind answering, how have you managed to create such and oppurunity for yourself?(im planning on a self-made career like woodworking or writing so i can travel all i want)

thank you, again. if anything just for being another person i can believe in.

15. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Thanks for the kind words! Even if they make me feel old! Aaagh! No, time goes on. Yes, I've been travelling a lomg time and maybe I'll never stop. How did I make the opportunity? I'm not quite sure what you mean... if you mean to travel so long, its not so much an opportunity as just choosing a way to live and think about the world. For funds and so on, that was just arriving in te next area and hoping to find something to do. It was only when I got back to the UK with an intention to stay that I got any qualifications other then high school. As an example, in Asia I taught English but I didn't even know people did that until I got there with no money, got really fed up with egg and rice 3 times a day and had the good fortune to bump into some people who knew about teaching! After 4 years I was trainging new teachers but I still have no certificate in it. You just find tthat life gives you opportunities somehow. If you let her. Does that make any sense as an answer to you question? If not I can try again! But I will say that it is a very good idea if you DO have some proven skill or trade that you can take with you. Struggling can be a good story to tell later on but it sucks while its happening!

16. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 11y

thats pretty awesome. that's exactly what i would love to do, just move around and make money doin whatever. So i guess i was just curious to see that someone had done that for such a long time! that truly is amazing, and i hope to do the same soon. thanks alot for the support, even if its just talking. take care
Evan

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting vampyren

Thanks for the kind words! Even if they make me feel old! Aaagh!

If you ever meet Evan in person, you won't be feeling old for long!!!! We had the pleasure of his company at the Montreal Meet-Up. He's great fun, exceptionally entertaining and a perfect conversationalist. I hope he will be able to be in Florida in January because I need another hit of his "old age tonic"! ;) (Thank God there are no hills to climb in Fort Lauderdale! )

18. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

If you ever meet Evan in person, you won't be feeling old for long!!!! We had the pleasure of his company at the Montreal Meet-Up. He's great fun, exceptionally entertaining and a perfect conversationalist. I hope he will be able to be in Florida in January because I need another hit of his "old age tonic"! ;) (Thank God there are no hills to climb in Fort Lauderdale! )

ah yes you are too kind to me Isa. i was so happy to be able to meet all you guys, it really was beyond words for me, being a youngin and all. i really cant wait to see you guys again in fort laud. (thank god i dont have to go anywhere, got no money now cuase i'm in NY again blowin it all.) damn it really was so much fun i hope the next one is in netherlands or something so i can explore a new place with good company again! it really holds a special place in me heart. god, after those first two travels i've done im already wanderlusting. i can't help it, its so amazing.

and, to be honest Isa, you made me feel just as much like a kid as i did for you. so boo ya! fill me with barbeque sauce cause im a moron, i wanna walk till me feet kill me again!
(boo no mountains or anything interesting in florida )

19. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

[quote Isadora : If you ever meet Evan in person, you won't be feeling old for long!!!!]

Taking the tongue out of my cheek, I don't really feel THAT old :) Its all in the mind! .... I think it wd be great to meet all of you! Anyone coming to Europe? I don't know if I mentioned it anywhere but I'm buying a house in Sweden .... if all goes well, I get it in 3 days time (trying unsuccessfully to supress very self-indulgent excitement of great interest to me and spectacularly tiresome to anyone watching on )

At first I was worried that being a home owner might make me feel even older!! But in fact, the closer the 15th Dec gets, the more refreshed I feel, like I'm getting a shot of youthfulness in the arm or something. Maybe there's a new thread there....... Hmmmmmm

20. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting vampyren

Quoting Isadora

If you ever meet Evan in person, you won't be feeling old for long!!!!

Taking the tongue out of my cheek, I don't really feel THAT old :) Its all in the mind!

You don't LOOK that old either - yes, I checked your profile!!! And it's a great pic!!! I joke a lot about "being" old, but I don't ever feel old. A bit creaky now and again, but never old. As you said Vamp, it's all in the mind - and mine refused to recognise the passage of time.

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