Nos vemos (I'll be seeing you)
Trip Start Aug 01, 2009
18Trip End Nov 30, 2009
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I remember from an entry I made a few months ago that I predicted I would finally become comfortable in Argentina right when I was ready to go home. That is certainly the truth. My second host family has been such a blessing to me, I don't really know what I would have done without them. I know that I don't write about them a lot, probably because our relationship is so personal, somehow it just doesn't feel right to talk about them like they're characters in a story.
Living abroad for any given period of time changes you
So far this week I've had to say goodbye to quite a few of my friends who are leaving to go do some more traveling before they return home. I've briefly mentioned leaving to my host mother (although she's old enough to be my grandmother) Dora. She got this teary look in her eye and told me it was going to be okay. That we wouldn't say adios which means goodbye in a permanent way, that we'll never see one another again. When the time came for me to go back we'd simply say nos vemos or "I'll be seeing you". I know I'm going to cry when it comes to leave her and her one year old granddaughter Luz. We're going to have a party to see me off, and that will be fun I'm sure, I guess I'm just realizing how difficult this is going to be to leave.
I suppose I'll just have to remember that it's never an adios...only a nos vemos.