We made some new friends, Joan and Mel. They are from the US, got rid of all their stuff, and are traveling kind of like us. We met just in time for them to leave.
Introduced by a mutual acquaintance, we met over drinks a day or so before they were to move to Paris from Lyon. Almost four hours of conversation ensued before we had to go our separate directions. Hopefully we will meet again, down the road.
Today Joan e-mailed Jeannie a quote from John Irving she had found while cleaning her wallet:
“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”
Though it is not always easy, we are all glad that we found the courage to take the leap, because it sure is rewarding.