Saturday, July 2, 2011

A pleasent surprise

“Ciao Matteo! sono a Roma per una conferenza, e sarebbe bello potersi beccare*”.

This - totally unexpected, but truly pleasant message - was the first message I found in my ‘In Box’ this morning. And it was the message that set my mood for the whole day.

It was Gianni, a very good friend of us from our times in DC. Distance in the past two years made us, unfortunately, lose a bit tracks from each other - but every time we meet, it seems as if we have been seeing each other until the day before.

And so it was this time.

And while, at the end of the evening, we were saying good-bye to each other, a few random thoughts quickly run through my mind. First, how much this itinerant life indeed offers us opportunities to meet 'special' people: people with whom we discover an affinity or a connection. But, at the same time, how much the same 'intinerant' life often (sooner or later, in a way or in another) pulls us apart from these people…

And while still pondering on whether in the end you gain or lose from this kind of life, we started speculating on where we would meet next.

We said next time we’ll be in Prague. Do keep on following us, and let’s see if this prediction comes true…

(*) Hi Matteo! I am in Rome for a conference, and it would be nice to meet and catch up.

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