Just had a call here in the middle of the night from my friends in the states. They just got back from watching fireworks and are having a party. Apparently they are missing me and when they called even though they woke me from a sound sleep, I soon found myself on the couch laughing along with them. Even though an ocean separates us, I could close my eyes and imagine being there. My friends back home are never far from my thoughts, I think of them often and wonder what they are doing. It's nice to know that even though I'm gone from that close circle, I'm not forgotten and its comforting to know our friendship continues.