Three months in, twelve to go. I want to be the unattached Buddha that is ultimately present in every moment of the day – especially as here I am, in this adventure! – but it is difficult not to swell with longing for my family, for my friends that are like family, for the wild, […]Read More Entry Seven: Live for the Spark of Life
This week’s writings are from a weekend getaway I took to Suzhou and a day trip I took to the TianTong Temple outside Ningbo. They are also infused with my consumption of NYTimes articles about China, Chinese films/books that are banned in China, and of course, my general day to day interactions with Chinese citizens […]Read More Entry Six: Do you get China?
This post is late, as I was sick. I was sick, last week was hard. At any given moment here, I am dazzled by leaving everything I know and also cursing the craziness in me that caused me to leave everything I know. And so is the blessing of adventure. Inside Me When I am […]Read More Entry Four: The Blessing of Adventure
When I first arrived, I was scared to spend time outside my hotel room. I was scared to look different, to not be able to communicate, to get lost, or to – unaware – do something unpolite. It’s been a month and I love being outside. I love trying new sentences and stumbling my way […]Read More Entry Three – Bamboo / Beilun