I am back from the dead! Or should I say…..back IN the blogosphere?
I know my readership is not huge, but for those of you who care…..Thanks! I have not posted anything for a long while. Let’s just say I am slowly emerging. Emerging from a deep place called overbooked, overtaxed, over exhausted, and over worried. The last few months comprise some of the busiest yet most amazing times I have ever had.
I am looking now at the thousands of photographs we took of India, and I am excited to write about my experiences and sort out my thoughts.
India. What a beautiful place. What a shocking place. It has so many opposites wrapped together in one package perfect for the more adventurous traveler. Exquisite beauty, crippling poverty, world-renowned arts, garbage heaps, delicious food, contaminated water, religious devotion, political corruption–all of these elements and more coalesce into this amalgam of a country I barely understand after spending two weeks there.
I won’t pretend to be an expert, but I am, at the very least, a fan. Over the next several weeks (wait–I am trying to be realistic here)–I mean months–I will attempt to work through my experiences so that they have value to me both as a person and as a teacher. And hopefully you will get some meager use out of it too. Because that is one thing I will say I know is true: India has changed me.
Isn’t that powerful? Isn’t that what travel is all about? Here are some teaser photographs:
It is with reverence and awe that I look back. One day I hope to visit again.