Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Almost in family

The last few days, my wife and I had been going to a bunch of reunions saying farewell to some friends and talking about our life plans.

In the very first reunion with Raul, we were talking about how easily was for anyone to connect with others doing the very same process. This thought was exposed by himself because of his encounter with another Venezuelan family in a pizza place... They didn’t knew each other, only knew both family were doing to same long process and they were planning to talk for dinner time, but as the night went by, the chatting became more deep and satisfactory; they were fully exposing themselves, their life, plans, even their perceptions and thoughts regarding to the current government and how things should change for everyone, Australia… And the key on all this is we are all doing the very same process, so it is easy to match thoughts, hopes and even expectations. Well the very same thing happened during the evening; Raul just did the very same thing opening his own feelings about his job and even family attitudes. The entire night he, my wife and I keep going on and on about so different topics, it was a very pleasant feeling being chatting with a mate about our worries, wishes and hopes… The very same feeling when I am around friends that I know for years; except in this case, we have being talking for months instead.

The second reunion was shortly after the agency client cocktail (on the previous post); it was meant as a farewell party for two families intended to go to Sydney at the end of this and upcoming month. Everything started a little cold, because all of the sudden three strangers came in the room (those were us arriving at the party) but the ice went down five minute after that. Little by little the same process of exposing yourself as you are came out to play the connecting cases between families. The party initially was supposed to last for about 2 or 3 hours, but it took 6 hours when someone said “Hey, I am a little tired and I think I’m going to rest, who was the time?... What? 1:30AM???? Gosh, time flies!”
Everyone was so comfortable in such a charming ambient that none of us realize the time. Thanks god the party was nearby and took no time to jump into the bed, but reminding what a pleasant feeling again, engage our beings... it just feels as a family…

(At the celebration)

Third time charms, Reinaldo’s farewell party was meant to happen at the Hard Rock Café, Caracas… But when we all got there, noticed some kind of private party inside, full of teenagers… With the people keeping on coming we decided to change to the crossing location (Hooters) waiting to other to arrive… And soon the talking was on; some new cases were on the table and the same feeling and charming environment fill us up making the farewell less sour and creating sweet memories of every one of us as the night went by. Near 12:00PM, the entire party met at last (a group of the party’s members did not receive the notice of the location change, tactical issues on the planning, ha ha, thanks god everything was pretty much close) until 1:00 AM when the waitress told us very gentle “Do you guys wants more beer?... No? ... Mmm, Sr. we’re going to shutdown the place… unless you want to stay to sleep in here is advisable for you to pay the bill and move to someplace else…” Ha ha, again we were so comfortable with ourselves that no one noticed we were the only customers left in the entire place.

Later, coming back home, we were doing some thinking about why these connections happen so fast till we pin pointed it. Many factors would or could came into play to make the families to take the decision of migrate, but they will become your neighbors or backup in an emergency or just the more family alike members around the corner in the not so distant future; far from the lands which were for so many years our home. Having a family look-like mental picture is just unavoidable.