And there was more, much more, that I am still leaving out from what was my first big adventure in the great wide world, that started fifteen years ago today.
Just the first. There have been others since then. And there will no doubt be many more in the years to come.
Zavel, if by some chance you ever read this: I found Christy. It took me over ten years, but I found her and she was every bit as sweet and beautiful as you described her to be. And I passed along your message to her, too. I don't know if you will get to know that but when I think about how it was that I found her, anything is possible.
Shawn, if you ever read this, I still have the flag that you gave me, dude!
Amazing how something that happened fifteen years ago can still impact one's life.
Anyhoo, it was one of the greatest times of my entire life, and I thought it was worth making a note of here :-)