New York was a blast. One of the reason why it was so fulfilling beside the fact that I got to be around my family again, was that I met a lot of people that I only knew virtually before. It's human nature to try to picture someone before you actually meet them. I met 4 people I only corresponded to the past week and they all turned out to be engaging, passionate and kind people. This is not just lip service, I truly wish I had time to exchange more thoughts with all of them.
It got me thinking about the people I was fortunate to have met previously and whom I have totally lost contact with. I spend most of the time on the bumpy flight back to Indy trying to remember the name of my grade school friends and other people I was once very close to who have vanished from my life.
I know this is highly improper of me to name these people here because: 1) they had their reason not to want to keep in touch 2) there are specialized websites to help one find lost acquaintances 3) the rest of you guys don't care.
However, I have tried some the other stuff ( "copains d'avant", "facebook", etc...) and it just did not work (apparently not everyone is "google-able" yet or spilling their life on the web for everyone to see like me :) ).
So if you know the wherabouts of some of these guys, just let them know I said "Hi" ( or "Ka ahona e ?" ) :). And if you "googled" your name and landed here ( no need to be embarassed, it's just good practice in these days and age :D ), well, it's real good to see you again :)
Thierry Razanahoera, Hery Rakotoson, Linda Rakotovao, Annouck Wagner, Holisoa Rasamoelina, Alain Van Waerbeke, Dominique Olivier, Caroline Dohmeyer, Salma Casamechenai, Jean-Francois Attiobe, Stephane Greiner, Francois Levesque, Naseem Taright, Jimmy Razafimadimby, Rija Rajaobelina, Jose K. Hung, Sandra Rohr, Vanessa Koziner, Laurent Lissouba.
(apologies for any mispellings).
Please, know that this is not meant to be a reckless name-dropping initiative, it is merely an attempt to reconnect with people from the past who at some point in time I was friend with; a time when internet did not exist ( as far as I am concerned).
update: this is going quite well so far :), and inspired by To, here is a classic song I used to listen to over and over in that period of my life: "message in a bottle" ( quite fitting, isn'it?)