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A Period of Fermentation

Zurich

60 °F

Ed and Gr and I had a little mini reunion a couple of months ago...good times. It's a comfy feeling to be around new "old friends." Friends who are new to my life, friends who I haven't known for decades, or since childhood. Truly new friends. Yet their company feels as comfortable as a pair of well-worn-in jeans.

We three walked, we talked, we ate...and I soaked in the feeling of being safe, to say things that I wouldn't otherwise, to dream dreams that I didn't dare to earlier. And a slow realization occurred - that we can only be successful when we feel safe, and supported. The classic "behind every successful man is a woman." It's hard to dare, to be brave, to make life changing decisions, if you don't have someone behind you, to prop you up, to absorb your thoughts, and help you think. Friends, family, and even familiar strangers occasionally.

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Shoes and Bar: Perfect combo!

A few other photos from that visit.

And all this decision-making, reinventing one's self takes time...and having the luxury of time by my side has been wonderful. Am making all these observations about life, about me and forming an identity outside of just where I work and what work I do. Me thinks life is intended to be a continuous transition, from one identity to another, from one role to another. Growth and Transition: Hand in hand, live happily ever after!

Posted by Goofy9 09:54 Archived in Switzerland

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I am surprised - that you mention 'safe' to do and be. This calls for a discussion!

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