Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thank U

I'm finally on my way home, it'll take a couple of days, but soon I'll get to see my wonderful home, family and friends. This visit to India has been an incredible experience. It's opened my eyes and my heart to so many things. It's been difficult to be surrounded by the overwhelming poverty here every day, I don't know how you can spend much time here with out having your heart break a little each time you see a dirty child in the street begging for a few coins so they can eat. Or driving past the "tent" cities in the most unimaginable places. The only thing that helped me get through each experience was my faith and the knowledge that there is a greater plan and that there are things in life that are much more important than money or possessions.

India a place that makes you question who you are and how you live your life. I hope the lessons and things I've learned here will be with me forever. The last couple of days I've found myself singing a song I thought was completely cheesy when it first came out, but after experiencing India, I think I have a better understanding of it now: "Thank U" from Alanis Morissette:

The moment I let go of it was
The moment I got more than I could handle
The moment I jumped off of it was
The moment I touched down

Thank you India
Thank you providence
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you nothingness
Thank you clarity
Thank you, thank you silence

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