I don’t know how Cartia and I started talking to each other, but all I can say is it was really effortless, or as effortless as internet friendships can be. Leading up to my Australia trip, I had really only facetimed her a handful of times, but never once did the thought of “whoa, I’m going halfway across the world to stay with a complete stranger” cross my mind. I trusted that we were being brought back together for a reason.
Within minutes of meeting her we were dancing, laughing, and tackling each other to the ground. We flitted around Party in the Park hand in hand, swirling each other around. People asked us how long we had been friends, to which we would laugh and say probably another life time ago.
Here are journal scans and film photos from my first six hours in Australia, right off the plane, dancing at Party in the Park. Enjoy