I feel very close to you this morning. How could that be? I am here in Mexico, and you are far away. Well, I would like for you to open your mind up in order to accept that we actually are friends. Even though you may never have stood in front of me, and looked me in the eye.
We both live in a time of enormous change. Somehow, by fate or destiny, I have been placed near the forefront of this change. I've evolved into a different kind of person. A person who is comfortable opening up his heart to you here in this very public internet place.
When I first began writing to you in my blog in 2003, I had only a glimmer of what I wanted to do. I knew that I wanted to be open with you. Right here on my blog I wanted to open myself up to you so that you would really know who I am. Sort of risky, huh? But I had nothing to lose. I knew in my heart that being open with you was the right thing to do.
Another thing that I wanted to do was to help you in any way that I could. Because I had come to understand that only by helping you, could I help myself. Helping is why MsTioga and I created "MsTioga Magazine". An electronic location on the internet where I shared stories with you that tell what I learned about this vagabonding life.
You were with me during the tragedy of my son David, who passed away in 2010. I opened up my heart to you then. You know that I have two sons. My younger son does not want me to write about him by name here in my very public blog. But I am able to tell you that since David died, my younger son and I have gotten to be very close with each other. Closer than ever before.
And so, because of all these things, I feel very near to you this morning. We are electronic friends. And that is a miracle!
6PM - Guaymas
MsTioga is Nite Camped on a hill in the seaside City of Guaymas. It is nitetime. Below us we see the lites of vehicles driving around. It is somewhat quiet here, because we are high up and away from traffic.
Clear nite sky
Clear nite sky