Friday, January 30, 2009


For those who were wondering, here are my two possible departure dates:

If all goes well with my replacement, I leave Korea on Saturday, February 21st. The flight will most likely be leaving at night, so even with the fourteen-hour time difference, it will be Sunday by the time I get home.

If all does not go well with my replacement, then I leave Korea on Saturday, February 28th. I am actually hoping this date is my departure date, since it means one extra week in Korea (leaving here is not going to be easy). If this turns out to be my date, then I will actually arrive home on March 1st.

I still cannot believe that I have been over here for over eleven months, or that my departure is looming so near (only three weeks away, if I leave on the earlier date)!

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"