And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain...
It's all over now, well in India at least. We've all laughed together making moments we'll always remember. We've gotten serious and challenged ourselves and eachother, but most of all we've created a special bond (you too Al...you've always been part of it despite being on a different continent). Its surreal at this moment to think we are actually leaving tomorrow, it still hasn't hit me. The last couple of days have gone by so fast; with our leave from cold, peaceful Ladakh to the drastic difference of hot, very hot hectic Delhi. Ladakh is a giant Rothko painting with subtle color change with Joule crossing tones while Delhi is an explosive Pollock painting with the splashes of colors laid down by the energy of the rawness that is Delhi. Ahhhh India I'm still trying to figure you out and think of ways to describe you. Something I'll always be pondering. I'm so lucky to have experienced this all with such an awesome group of people. That is just a brief adieu so I shall share some reflection on some events....
Prom went great and Mika and Lara looked like true queens looking absolutely beautiful. We danced and drank some amazing punch made by Ellie and ate tons of cookies. We stayed up so late that sleepy delirium came over us and led to conversations of metaphorical cows and other silly nonsense. We did last minute shopping and found Namgial a present; a collared shirt with a belt buckle with a cowboy on it. We went to a monastery and saw the morning Puga with all the monks, I especially enjoyed seeing the adorable young monks. I even got to have some butter tea! I <3 butter tea. That was so nice to see and I had know idea people could chant as fast ast that head monk reciting the text. We also saw a huge, epic statue of Matrea. On our last day we hung prayer flags at Leh Palace and were off to the airport after. We got to Delhi and started being sticky in the envelope of high humidity here. We went to the salon yesterday so everyone could get the works, I must say, Lara and Ellie look awesome with their new hair of henna. So today we'll do last minute shopping, a fancy dinner tonight and then tomorrow...we leave :(
..."To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
No, oh no not me,
We did it our way..."