These last two weeks have been somewhat of a whirlwind. I’ve started hanging out with a great new group of friends and been active all over the city. I’ve been trying to prepare for coming home, but it really gets shifted to the back of my mind. Now, 12 hours before I fly out, I still cannot concentrate on packing.
Monday I participated in the annual holiday of Holi. Holi is a festival of radiance (Teja) in the universe. During this festival, different waves of radiance traverse the universe, thereby creating various colours that nourish and complement the function of respective elements in the atmosphere. My new friends got together to cover each other in colored powders. It was a grand mess and oh, so much fun. I will post more photos later, but here is a taste.
I am excited to be at home and see my friends and family, but I have mixed feelings. I love being here and hate to leave for two months. Making great friends right before I leave is how it always seems to work for me. But I will be back before I know it. One thing I am really looking forward to at home is having running water 24 hours a day. The current situation is a drag.
I will update you on the other side…