April 7th, 2007

travel

Some last Perth trip thoughts

I once commented that if I had a daughter, hespa is someone I would like that daughter to grow up to be. That is, if anything, more true now than it was before the journey. It was a good deepening of the friendship between her and myself. We travel in similar ways, compliment each other, and work fairly well together. There were some minor stresses and such here and there, but overall she has been probably my best travelling companion to date. There's a lot of trust that runs between us.Collapse )
travel

Kindness

Probably my last post for a few days. Been using hotel broadband because there was stuff I needed to do and getting down to the net cafe was going to be counter-productive.

Yesterday one of the attendees of the con came up and thanked me for my Guest of Honour speech at last year's Swancon. He said it was inspirational. It meant a lot to me that a year later he took the time to tell me this. He could have forgotten, could have decided it was too late. And that's never the case for a genuine compliment. I hope he sees this and sees how much it meant to me to be told. I wanted that speech to touch people, and that it so obviously touched him means I achieved that.

And I've had a few people come up and tell me that they love my livejournal, and love 100 Days. Makes me feel slightly guilty that I haven't gotten more up recently, but it's nice to know that people enjoy some of the things I say on here. Again, really appreciate those folks who have taken the time to tell me these things.

Thank you.