I’ve returned to Canada

Well, the time came at long last: I completed the circular journey around the world… returning once again at Toronto International Airport from where I departed 5 months ago. I landed on a flight from Amsterdam on Saturday, June 14th.

I’ve been wisely advised to prepare myself for re-entry shock. I know I’m going to be bombarded with endless questions.

All I ask is that you go easy on me, or else I might just have to sit you through 3 hours worth of 2000 photos (at least you’ve already seen all the photos on this site!)

Also, I am fully aware that I can’t possibly – whether in this blog or through stories when I return – really give you a perfect picture of what this has been about.

I’ll close with one final quote before I write one more blog post to wrap it all up:

“Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.” ~ John le Carre

I hope I’m not going mad, and this journey hasn’t been lonely. But when you do an adventure, ultimately you return an alien, having been somewhere no one else has been. And ultimately, no one else could ever understand what it was like.

It’s been an absolute pleasure to have you following along with me thus far, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it. I’ve been touched and encouraged by the comments you’ve shared with me, and I thank you for being along on the journey.

It’s honestly very nice to be back,

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