What a crazy couple of weeks it has been!
I've been looking for new projects that pay some cash-money-hoo-bangetty, because we're low on funds. I hate being low on funds. This crap economy is really stifling my bank account. But I don't want to talk about that. We all know it sucks, and if you're like me, well maybe you're sick to death of hearing and talking about it too.
As many of you know, I spent time in Brazil as a kid, and have family down there to this day. I've been trying to get back in touch with some of them, and to my delight and everlasting joy, I have finally been successful in my quest for family connected-ness! Little did I know the benefit of an Orkut account.
So now I am "in touch" and hooked back in with the next generation of family. It has been exciting and oddly emotional for me to be back in touch with our family.
I grew up with them, to a degree, and we have always talked about, reminisced and discussed them through the years, but somehow, and unfortunately so, had lost direct contact with them. My memories have refreshed and I have remembered and filtered through many memories that I had tucked away or "forgotten." A lot of the memory process has been feeling-based, which has been interesting. I have strong feelings for a lot of these people, though as I only knew them as a child, there is no adult relationship there. I have started the process of developing this dimension to the relationship and it is going well.
No doubt, the process will continue to be an intersting one as this new dimension to my life continues to develop and unfold. Right now I am gung-ho to get back to Brazil. I would love to physically be there, to see and smell and touch this country that I left so long ago. My sister is excited about the prospect as well and all of my brothers have each expressed an interest in going back as well. I'm thinking that a family reunion to Brazil might be an excellent adventure to share together. We'll see how that develops over the next little while. No doubt, additional postings will be forthcoming on this matter.
For now...Viva Brasil--and I raise my glass of Guarana to all of you in joy and hope that you know where you come from...and if you don't...maybe it's time for a little digging around to uncover the family tree!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Our Relationship as seen per our conversation 2 minutes ago:
Me: "I will pinch you."
Me: "You always say 'No'."
Him: "I always mean 'No'."
Me: "I always ignore 'No'."
Him: "I know."
End in cackles and hee haw's from both of us.