July 9, 2010
…Sort of. Though there have been plenty of those these past days, busy though they are. Jon and I are meditating regularly in the mornings, which feels wonderful. And I am about to embark on a Vipassana Meditation course starting this coming Wednesday. How are you, friend? I’m low on things to tell you because many of them are in a letter that will take a month to get to you. Wry smile. But emails just aren’t quite the same.
Tell me about the summer. Lake Michigan, the smell of the air, the DDH garden, the rooftop.
The air is close here, and heavy with unfallen rain. The monsoon is a little late, and it feels as if the sky is waiting for permission to really let loose – there will be a heavy rain for a while, but then the sky closes up again, and is forced to carry its load for a while as if in punishment for letting anything loose. Or else it will simply drizzle, as if in protest of not being able to rain harder. We need the rain here, though. Smile.
We have been busy here in Kathmandu, visiting friends and wandering the old and new city – the old in particular, with its narrow winding streets lined with stores overflowing with all sorts of beautiful and mysterious things. Smile. Today’s been quieter – a little wandering, an afternoon of letter writing and email.
Anyway, this is all for now, but I wanted to let you know I’m thinking about you. So much love and peace to you! And again, just an affirmation of how important your friendship has been to me this year. A blessing. A reminder of the divine’s generous and unjudging love. Thanks.