LIFE, LAUGHTER AND THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN THE LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS.
The Moment Begins Now.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
India (the Ocean)
It was the wind that caught my breath; the same wind that has been carried around the world on the sea; the wind that whispers of adventurers and dreamers; of lovers and loves lost. It's the wind that takes our wildest dreams and gives them flight.
I threw myself down hard, cold concrete steps onto the warm, crunchy sand that lay before the Indian Ocean and was greeted by the feeling of heartsickness; the same, powerful, fleeting essence of missing something. The search for truth, was somewhere on the other side of this Ocean, I could feel.
It was dark blue, littered with seaweed, ragged green rows of sharp, prickling daggers. I knelt down and grabbed a handful or warm semi-formed sand, and pressed it with desire to my other hand. To the right, I realized with a start, was an 8 foot camel, staring down at me, with a glint in his eyes.
This, I thought, getting up and moving out of the way of the beautiful creature in front of me... This is the closest I have felt to home since I left.
From April until September, I will be living, working, fumbling, and laughing in the bustling city of Kigali, Rwanda. My work will be at the Kigali Health Institute as a Nursing Professor and Clinical Instructor. East Africa is an exciting and strange new land to me undoubedtly filled with challenges, mistakes and adventure. This experience may just change everything. This is the journey.