My adorable French-Rapa Nui family left me at the airport with some kind of feather charm that mean I was destined to return.
"Je vais rentrer," I said clumsily. They smiled politely. Maybe they understood.
And now I am back in Tahiti, about to board the Aranui 3 freighter for two weeks sailing the Marquesas. I'll have internet intermittently. Like *really* intermittently, and slow at that. In fact, it may seem like I'm dead. But I'll post when I can, and I can post from my phone if I can find a signal.
Check the Twitter feed at the middle right of this page to get my most current status.
Which is probably "miserable," given that this is a ship full of other people, and we all know I don't play well with groups. ;)