Some years ago while attending a political rally I walked down the lawn beside a woman whom I had never met. We exchanged greetings and because of her Australian accent we carried on a friendly conversation as we walked down the hill. She was outgoing and one of those people that I just instinctively found interesting.

Subsequent to that meeting I encountered the same lady at social engagements which occurred at mutual friends. One of my friends (briefly) was romantically interested in her and they had a few dates.

Unfortunately, this person is a bit of a travelling gypsy and did not spend an extended period in our tiny land.  Long after she left I found out that she was much more interesting than I realized.

She has now written a book of her personal journey and I am looking forward to reading it. I really do wish I had had an opportunity to get to know her better.