My former landlords and Thai Dad/Mom from Chiang Mai have kept their promise of keeping in touch. Coming home for the first time in almost two days, I had an email waiting from Dad that again warmed my heart. I was suprised to find 15 attachments in the email.

The last letter he sent, also came with a laminated watercolor that he'd done. He was an artist in the earlier part of his life and has even had his art in the walls of the Guggemheim Museum (the people I meet abroad). Tonight, he sent me photos of other works of his. Above is the piece he sent me, and below, is my favorite of them all.

Mother and child. So pure, and beautiful. It also correlates to thoughts about my future family that I've been having lately. All in due time.

Missing Thai Mom and Dad.