A journey to discover the people who change our world.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Random Encounters

So there I was, sitting in a dingy internet shop on a back street of Mumbai, when I hear a voice, ‘Is that Clare Mulvany?’. Low and behold there was Arron Kennedy, a friend of mine from Ireland who I had not seen or heard from in about four years. Last I had heard, he was running a computer shop in Cavan, but no, he is living in Mumbai, studying to be a Montessori teacher.

Meeting up was fantastic. I got introductions to some of his classmates, and was able to gain some insight into what college life is like here. Plus it happened to be Arron’s birthday and I was able to tag along to his party. I even got a jiving lesson!

Gosh, it is indeed a small, oddly connected, wonderful world


Blogger Sand Gets in My Eyes said...

Isn't that the best? Running into folks you know in random places around the world! It happens to me all the time - in airports, cafes, hotel lobbies and on the streets of far-flung places I end up.

My favorite "small world" story is shortly after moving to Saudi, I was at a party and heard a familiar Minnesota accent. Turns out the woman grew up 10 miles from my house, and now lives two doors down from me - in Saudi Arabia!

Thanks for making me think about that!

1:06 p.m.


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