Tibet. We have only been here for about six days and I feel as though I never left home. The streets of Tagong and the homes that we are staying in are so inviting and comfortable. I can hardly articulate how stunning and tranquil it is here. Everything oozes with beauty; the people especially. Everywhere we go it’s “Tashi Delek!” or once they realize our nationality “Hello!” I don’t think that I can count how many times someone has said hello to me here with a wide, happy, and genuine smile. Tibetans make you feel so welcome, that I can’t remember any time in the states that someone went above and beyond to make me feel at ease. They treat us as though we are part of their family and take care of us as though we are their most respected guests. That is one of the things that I will take away from our journey; to treat every person, if they are a stranger or not, like a friend. Everything here is beautiful, the buildings, sounds, clothing, scenery, colors, and people. With all of this beauty constantly surrounding me I find myself becoming more internally beautiful.
03rd of July, 2012