well here we are. and by we, i really mean I, because i think it’s very unlikely anyone is still reading this blog. but for the sake of closure, i need to write one last post. my great math teacher mr. eckart said something along the lines of “the most important things are how you begin something, and how you end something”. I’ll try to walk away from this blog with some dignity.
but alas, i am leaving tomorrow. it’s that classic mix of not wanting to leave here, but REALLY wanting to be home. just the same as before i left for india. today, thursday, is my last real day. i will say my goodbyes, pack, and mentally prepare myself for the journey home, which consists of:
One 12-15 hr taxi ride from Bir to Delhi
One 4 hour waiting period in the airport
Two flights, the first from Delhi to London, and the second from London to Boston.
One joyous ride home to shutesbury.
it’s actually not too bad, considering the taxi ride could’ve been a bus ride and a night in a sketchy hotel, and the 2 flights could’ve been three.
i had my last english class yesterday, and when it was finished the monks brought in tea and biscuits and candy for our little tea party. but when the head monk came in the room, all of the kids stopped talking and we tea partied in silence, much to my amusement.
but really, there’s not much else to tell. perhaps it wasn’t expressed well enough in this blog, but i LOVED my time here. it has changed me in ways i didn’t expect, and in ways that could not be possible anywhere else. i couldn’t be happier about being rejected from emory university. 🙂
thanks for reading.