Mornings here are a bouquet of sights, sounds, and smells. I woke up and opened my doors to the sun pouring over a rice field, while incense and burning wood lingered in the air. The familiar sounds of birds and crickets carried on while somewhere in the distance the rhythmic “tak tak tak” of a […]
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Our last day today… Is bittersweet. It amazes me to see how much we’ve bonded in such a short amount of time. I’m going to miss my new teacher, so patient, wise and generous… and all my new friends. I feel like I’ve known them for a long time. It’s been an absolutely amazing week […]
So walking about town today, I managed to start a conversation with this lively fellow who upon learning I was from Hawaii, immediately started monologuing about his brother who also lives in Hawaii… specifically Maui. My reply: “Oh, he does, does he.” Anyway, what started out as a playful conversation turned into a tour of […]
It is important to exist on the other side of “work,” “obtain,” and “achieve.” Doing nothing is doing as well. In this space of little palpable benefit there is a gift. It is here that I’m able to access a deeper level of wisdom connecting with something inaccessible to me otherwise.
I arrived in Denpasar yesterday and was greeted by a happy fellow who spoke broken English. The ride to the hotel was hot, dusty and chaotic. Cars and mopeds swarmed like bees around a hive, inches of space between us and them, my driver was clearly amused at my discomfort. “Half an hour more,” he […]