small meaningful things

last facebook status in the US

originally published on facebook

I had an amazing time in New York hanging out with people I deeply love, and recovering a little from the post-move craziness. I am not sure if I can ever step back on American soil again (sigh visa), but someone once told me life is long, and maybe I’ll live long enough to see a world united without borders.

I am sure the sadness of leaving permanently will catch up with me. However, I am not the first human being to leave a place of belonging and safety in pursuit of a different trajectory to one’s story. I will truly miss the generous, adventurous spirit of the US and her people. I am thankful for the love and privilege given to me during my short but very meaningful stay, and I will carry this memory with me for the rest of my life. True love transcends physical boundaries.

Thank you, and goodbye. I am leaving a place that has nurtured me into someone who believes I am capable of surviving without it—my external source of safety and strength.

Ultimately, I aspire to be a person who does not require external conditions to realize my existence — power is at its most powerful when it is not needed.

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