it was an extraordinary day- we went hiking barefoot in the back reaches of a stunningly lush, verdant canyon, climbing up river, swimming for sections, until finally, after 2 1/2 hours, we reached the most remote and beautiful of waterfalls. we swam under it, then came back down to the road where our car sat waiting. as we drove back to town, i couldn't help but become suddenly overwhelmed by the awareness that tomorrow, i would be gone.
it makes me sad for reasons that have less to do with tahiti and more to do with my father; i am sad to say goodbye to him. we see so little of each other, having spent only 29 days together over the past 6 years, and it is only now that i feel i am getting to know him for the first time in my adult life.
it's hard to see that come to an end so suddenly.
i hope i will be back again this year, and there is a good chance i may. in the meantime, i am grateful for the time that i've had. i miss it all already.