Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Farewell India. Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi
I am at my window looking at my parrot tree and they will soon fly home to roost. Me too, though my route will take a total of thirty hours of airport time since my route is the Atlantic for the "group rate". I can't sum up India, that will be a process that will not have a concrete conclusion. I would return, but only in the winter. I will follow India's story for the rest of my life. My prayers will be for much progress and development, and for the continued and increased efforts at educating the children. I hope in the next generation that every young woman in India will know that they are an asset and not a liability. I hope that every young man will continue to see himself as an asset. I of course have many more hopes for this vibrant and perplexing nation.
I will be home Friday afternoon August 9th after one more celebration and good night's sleep in India. God bless you for following me! I appreciate it. To the friends and family who have sent me messages via comments, emails, Facebook and WWF messages thanks so much for the love and lifeline. See you soon. I will probably be wearing shoes. Yes, I am very grateful to have had this opportunity - it has been a wonder.