Pingyao in her summer vacation. She likes listening to my stories and admires my experiences. She asked me to draw a portrait of her. She was reading my lil poem notebook. And i was drawing happiness for a young girl. Monday evening but you know how life gets. This guy told me about his wife who had passed away, and then followed up with the quote. Leeds and her puppy as well and heard her story. One of my favorite artists, who had a mural painted at one of my favorite places to hang back home was there by chance and i got to talk to him and his wife. The day was great, positive and i had a chance to thank the world for all that i have, and the chance to be there. Something along the lines of. We smile at a stranger or encourage a friend. The time away gave me a chance to really contemplate this. She brought me over dinner, and we talked and what not until the wee hours of the morning. She enriches my life. States and that we had so much luggage that there was going to be some serious sass. Judith, her considerable packing prowess and her portable scale, we got through just under the weight limit with all our bags. Panama, but once we sorted that out we were on our way. Panama, got through their customs, got all our bags and were past the bazillionth security check that i breathed a gigantic sigh of relief. We found a hotel room and hauled the necessary bags inside. It was once i was standing there in our hotel room, looked around that this wave of sadness and dread came over me.