Today I received a handwritten card from a friend who is far away. She’s from New Zealand, I’m from the UK. I currently live in South Africa and she recently moved from here to Asia.
The card didn’t arrive in my post box. We don’t have a post box. It came in true expat style via a mutual friends’ suitcase with a smattering of goodies to boot.
The wording on the front of the card is a Danish proverb which is completely apt for expat life, “The road to a friend’s house is never long.” Although, I’d probably alter it to “The road to a friend’s house is never long, even if they are thousands of miles away and living in a completely different time zone.”