So it’s the beginning of the long goodbyes. Farewells to places and things and people.
I returned the borrowed Sax today. I didn’t get to play it as much as I’d hoped but I do feel that I’ll slide back into lessons and band a little more easily and confidently than if I hadn’t played for an entire three months. It’s like losing a small golden friend. Even having it in my room, unplayed, gave me comfort and a sense I could and would keep going with my musical endeavours, wherever I found myself.
Sax returned safely I then decided to invite all the people I’ve met who aren’t family, to say Goodbye tomorrow on a sculpture walk. I sent an invitation that said :
To get, you must ask
To find, you must seek
Good morning. I’m counting down the days until I return home now. I’ll go back so much the richer, a family and a lovely lot of kind, supportive and encouraging friends.
Living in Tsim Sha Tsui has been amazing (thank you Winnie for the hot location tip). But it also takes a lot of energy. So I’ve often come to Kowloon park, to swim, run, look at the trees, hear the birds and look at the sculptures. Watch tai chi, hear opera, chuckle at the comic stars and very occasionally eat a fillet of fish from Maccy Ds. There are some very Hepworth esque sculptures that remind me of St Ives and also of Winnie’s amazing work! I came to the park a lot. All different times of the day. To come home to me. Get strong. Stay calm and focussed during the up and down search for my family.
So on Sunday 10th February I will do the last sculpture park walk. Would you like to join me? To say, not Goodbye Laura, but see you again soon Tang Yuk Lan
I had not really expected many takers as it’s still Chinese NY. But tomorrow about 10 of us will meet, do the walk and say farewell. On the one hand I’m looking forward to it, but on the other I’m so not, as I’m not ready to part company so soon. We only just met!