Our getaway to Le Pre Vert was delayed for a couple of days so that we could meet some of the friends Tom has spent the last year with in Boulder. His girlfriend Meg, and Chihiro were stopping over in the UK and Paris on their way back to Japan. Yuki is staying with her Swedish father, who lives in the UK, before going to Sweden to work in a hotel for a few months.
They were all absolutely stunning, and fantastic house guests. We had dinner and breakfast with them before dashing away to France. They were happy, gentle, articulate, polite and spoke excellent English. They all looked so much younger than their 21 years.
Meg, Chihiro, Yukiko and Morrissey(aka Tom)
Tom needed to bend down to fit in the photograph!
Tom will meet up with them all again in Japan. A living example, in a different context (JFK was addressing the Canadian parliament), of JFK's "what unites us is greater than what divides us".
He can't wait ...