July 31, 2005
People ask me why I keep coming back to this part of the world. Here are a few reasons from the last 2 days.
-Happening on a flower festival in a nunnery where hundreds of nomads descend from the hills with flowers, offerings and reminders of all the beauty in the world.
-The scribes who sit and dictate letters for those who cannot write.
-Watching a thunderstorm from above the tops of the clouds from 4600meter pass, lightning filling them every minute or so.
-The big khampa guy on the motorcycle with 4 big yak legs tied to the back.
-The local english teacher who inspired us with the stories of her students.
-The goat skewers i will eat in a few minutes.
-The knife thrower and the flame eater on the street outside.
-just about every tibetan disco.
-The mom chasing her son around the yard with a yak tail.
-many other things large and small.