July 11, 2008
Scatterlings and refugees
I seem once again to be entering that phase of life where all my friends are spreading to the four winds. It’s an occupational hazard of being in academia, and I’m about to join the diaspora myself. Although I don’t think it counts as a diaspora if you’re returning to the country of your birth.
It’s a sad thing saying goodbye to people you’ve come to know well, and even in this highly-connected age of cheap air travel, it’ll be a few years before I see some of them again. I hereby commend to you a rather sad, beautiful song by Joshua Ellis, he of Zenarchery, that dwells upon this very subject. This is a legitimate download direct from the artist’s website, by the way. If you like it, go tell him so, or drop some money in his commercial front at red state soundsystem.