Reunited in Marrakesh

When my parents heard that I’d disappeared somewhere between northern Africa and southern Spain, they were deeply concerned. And it didn’t help that just prior, they’d been reading articles in the press about young Australian, English, and American women mysteriously disappearing while traveling in Europe.

About a year before, I’d gone traveling from our home in Australia to see England, Europe, and Africa with a friend. We’d taken up with a crowd of people drifting from country to country. Though I’d attended Christian Science Sunday School up until that point (see my article “Lost and Found” in the April 12, 2010, Sentinel), I wasn’t really actively thinking about Christian Science during my travels.

There was no e-mail then, and I hadn’t communicated with my parents back in Australia for some time. The last place I had sent a letter from was Marrakesh, Morocco, in northern Africa. But then my friend returned to Australia without me, saying I had failed to meet her in the south of Spain as we had arranged and that she had no idea of my current whereabouts.

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