cleo is the lovliest woman i met in yoga class. she has been traveling all over the world for the past 2 1/2 years and is such an insperation. so many travelers here have been far from "home" for years or many months. they are all searching for adenture or seeking peace and truth within their lives.
joanne is the australiam woman who is traveling on her own and with a group all over india. she has her own yog astudi in sydney and i helper her splint her finger the other day. we melted a popsicle stick and i busted out my first aid kit and the next thing ya know i am feeling like i am embodying scenes from shantaram. we got to talking and we had a great connection. i loved her smile
sanjay, a local bit who fixed my shoe and then asked for my hand inn marriage. he had a hand full of missing fingers form being brutilized as a street kid, but says he is now happy fixing shoes in himachal pradsh, love him.
mikko and karrissa from the netherlands who took me out on the town and really know how to have fun. they were my neighbors for a few nights. we would sit on the patio and watch the monkeys steal and play with clothes that hung on lines from nearby windows.
then there is the brit, the aussie couple, the kiwi, thomas and claire from france, jeff the MIT grad who is exploring consciousnesss, parvati, karsh, alyse form SF, Franca the loving italian from spain and pabloo the cab driver.
without all these new friends and many more strangers i would have been lost in this massive country. Depsite the 1.6 billion people, sometimes i feel as if i am totally alone.
i have had many hours to contemplate my life and i still have no idea what i am doing. however i am fully aware that we are not alone on our journies. we are accompanied by friends, by family, by strangers and God. Last night before i went to sleep i said a prayer. as i began to speak i felt as though the moon shone a little brighter and the tall trees on this mountain leaned in to listen. I asked to keep me safe, to help me find my way and to continue to keep all those i love and am yet to love safe and free.thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and this journey is yours too.