Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Time, Tanti Auguri a Me

Well today is another anniversary for me. So many things have happened in my life. From the period after the Second World War, before decolonization to the societal changes of the 1960's, the Vietnam War, man landing on the moon, meeting Will and starting our life together, my entry into the workforce when the typewriter was king, photocopying was still in its infancy, more recently the age of the computer and the internet and now the eve of my possible retirement in the next few years.

So much change in one life and all in a relatively short period of time. Not to mention all the countries I have visited either for work or vacation and lived in, so many different cultures, languages, beliefs, all complex with their own history, societies very different from Canada. Countries where even the food and eating habits have nothing to do with western habits. Rice, vegetables and fish or flat bread,olives, green onions and eggs or maize, corn, beans and root vegetables, diets where any milk products simply does not exist. Where fast food is not McDonalds but what ever the people locally enjoy and is common to all creating their own fast food or here in Italy the whole slow food movement. Had to get use to all these different, taste and diets, lucky me that I was able to enjoy them all without difficulty.
All the wonderful things I have seen and was able to get to appreciate in several continents, the people I met, many I had heard about or read about but never thought I would ever meet in person and more often than not in a private setting and getting to know their family.
I sometime feel like Ulysses, as the French saying goes, ''Heureux qui comme Ulysse a fait un beau voyage'', maybe this is what my life has been a long and interesting journey.

Lots of good things, blessings and a lot of good luck.


  1. Happy Birthday L

  2. Happy Birthday Laurent!
    You've led a fascinating life thus far.
    Here's wishing you many more adventures. :)