The good news: after a crazy amount of travel we’re back home safe and sound. I’m very happy to be greeted by what seems like the bluest sky ever (Tokyo is not known for it’s clean air) and green hills. I’m looking forward to using my own bed and finding crazy dark malty beer.

But it is with an unusual sense of sadness that I return to our happy home. It’s great – our home – it really is. But these past several days have taught me that two of the best people I could ever hope to know live half a world away. I now feel unbelievably closer to them then I ever have before, and at the same time I feel how unbelievably separated we are. I guess just as death and life are part of existence our lives must be comprised of sweet reunions and sad partings.

M&M – Here’s to you! I miss you already!