On my last day in Inle, I rented a bike and ended up deep in the hills. It was not in my original plan for the day, but I often think days spent doing something unexpected are far more rewarding in the end. After several sweaty hours on the bike, I found the Red Mountain winery and fell in love. A French winery in Burma = heaven.
The view was striking, the wine was decent, and the conversations and laughter shared with new friends was memorable to say the least.
For now, I’m back in Yangon with lovely company, a new place to rest my head, and so much to look forward to!
These days have been happy ones.
It’s so strange to know with all your heart when you belong somewhere.
I found my place when I was 17 and I’m still dreaming of it even now. Going back to Bapatla this summer with Mom was a true dream come true and I am so glad I have memories like these to always go back to.
One late afternoon, Johnson and I went to get fish. This is what we found.
These are the faces I’ll never forget and the place I know I belong.
Bright sun, golden light, and my own shadow to disrupt the pictures.
Last night to Ora and this morning to a class of yoga friends, I made a commitment to say only words that are KIND, TRUE, and IMPORTANT. Hard, but good.
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
I’m choosing to start with kindness. To spend time with loved ones. To travel to sweet places on the weekends. To reevaluate what really matters. And most of all to make the choice to see light (*light as bright and beautiful as this).