Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mika's Memento - travel and sadness through the gates of love

1. A good land
Wherever you may go, Mikhail
However far you may journey,
Because you bring me with you,
The land to which your feet takes you,
Will, with my blessing,
Always be a good land.

Tomorrow morning, Mikhail is leaving on a jetplane on a trip to the U.S. of A. He will be visiting his mother's family in Bismarck, North Dakota (the only state in the Union with a falling population) after making a short side-visit to Disneyland LA.

I am not sending him off at the airport tomorrow, but promised him that I shall be waiting for him when he returns in a couple of weeks. I hate airport goodbyes, and the drive home alone would be torture, ya know?

I took him out for a couple of hours today. I wanted it to be just me and him, but after a while, I decided to call Heche. I was becoming a little quiet thinking of him leaving and Heche would provide the infotainment to deal with Mr. 'Chatterbox' Mikhail.

We managed to take some pictures before we finally dropped him off at Gina's place in the afternoon. Pictures always tell stories, if you listen to them carefully enough...

No, this is not just a Lego Han Solo. This is a memento of love.
It came with a Star Wars Universe book of Lego memorabilia.
Mikhail will be taking the book on flight, so I get to keep Han Solo.
I get my way because I am the father. he he he
Lookin' Good!
What do you do with a pair of chopsticks?
Stick 'em up your nose of course!

I didn't feel like writing at all today. But it is sometimes good to share a little sadness. Because someone extremely smart once told me...

22. The Gates of Love
Love is not all joy.
It is also to learn how to cry.
So disdain not sadness,
For of all the gates of the House,
It is through Love
That sadness enters
And departs.

Don't you agree, sunshine?

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way


Denise Emanuel Clemen said...

Those are two diverse views of the U.S.!!! No doubt M. Will return with many stories to tell you and Hans.

Milky Tea said...

Hi Denise!

I don't wanna sound like a hill billy, but I reckon I prefer Bismark ND to the big cities... We will see what Mika says when he gets back!