In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Friday, October 11, 2013
Secrets. Lies. Freedom.
Mad Dog told me once, "It's all about the lies you tell and the secrets you keep. Somewhere in between, you're free."
To the friends I left behind in Saudi... thank you for the adventures, for the laughs, and for watching my back.
To the people...I do not blame you for what lies between your ears. I just know you made me a better person. Staring at you, staring back at me... I know what I must never become. I close this chapter in the book of my life. I hear you laughing, knowing my footprints were already washed away.
To the camels... stay thirsty, my friends.
And to the jackals and thieves who stole from me... I'll know you better next time around.