Two weeks ago, I wrote to you about my quest... Searching for Tom and hoping it's a small world. Your response was magic. You sent me in directions I had not considered...I knew I could count on my very clever blogging friends.
Last week, I wrote with an update of my quest...
I have a feeling that one day, out of the blue, my message will come.
When it does, I will be sure to report back to you.
I am happy to report, it worked! Because of your efforts, my message came in the form of a "beep" on my phone in the busy streets of Saigon. I glanced at my Facebook message to read..."That is me". I don't have to tell you how excited I was at that moment. I blitzed across the maze of traffic before me and headed straight to a cafe. I needed time and space to write.
With a coffee by my side, I started typing away..telling Tom about the connection to his mother in more detail. I sent my blog link and then waited for a response...I was fit to be tied.
Tom responded quickly after to say he read my blog post and although he has very little memory of Cathy (he was a toddler when she passed away), he would be happy to receive her letter. My mission has come full circle and I have so many of you to thank for it. Cathy's letter will leave my bedside table, where it has been for the past 21 years, and will be posted to Tom in Melbourne, Australia, where it belongs.
Six degrees of separation has been mentioned throughout this journey, the theory that we are all linked by chains of acquaintances, just six introductions away from any other person on the planet. I have no doubt of this phenomenon, especially in the blogging world.
With that thought mind, I would love to resurrect a passion of mine...writing postcards. Over the past five years, I have written to many of you as I travelled. It has been my pleasure and I would like to do so again.
|Writing postcards from a Kasbah in Morocco...|
If you would like to receive a postcard and I have written to you in the past, I should have your address in my file. You can leave a comment to say you would like another postcard or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to my postcard passion, you can write to me at the email address above with your address and I will pop a postcard from Saigon in the mail to you.
Once again, my clever blogging friends,
you are the best!
I look forward to dropping you a line!