04 November 2016
Reuniting in São Paulo
A.C. and I had relied on Skype and the old-fashioned post to communicate with our Brazilian friends for six years. When opportunity presented itself, we flew to São Paulo specifically to reunite. Our flight landed at Guarulhos International at an indecent morning hour. The pedestrian runway led us from the terminal, past the shops, and to the pick up point outside. The airport and the night air were still. The plethora of unoccupied seats inside extended an invitation, which we kindly accepted. I do not recall how many minutes it took for A.L. and M. to find us in the newly installed wing of GRU. But I do remember the combination of excitement and serenity I felt at our embrace. They were the same, and so were we.