Recently a fellow passenger asked me what I missed most about home. We were on a small ship and were out of contact with the rest of the world.
I realized that besides missing my friends and my usual food and drink, being able to use the Internet was what I wanted most. In fact, just as my shipmate asked that question, a devastating rainstorm had hit my hometown. I didn’t learn about it until the end of the week, when I could check my email and found messages from several friends.