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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tipsy and Besotted

This is my last night in Nepal, and I am besotted with this country and its people. I wish I could stay and stay here for a while, getting my balance and living my life. There are always parallel lives we could live, with different people in other places than the ones we live right now. There are parallel partners and adjacent happiness, and I sometimes wonder what would happen if I took other paths. I have greatly enjoyed spending time working with friends I have known for years.

The fireplace is roaring with rich orange flames, and a dozen people are absorbed in watching Octopussy as smoke seeps into the lobby. I will come down in an hour and wait for my friends to take me on a farewell dinner. Tomorrow, I fly to Bangkok.

9 Comments:

Blogger Sanjay said...

Have a safe trip to Bangkok. I loved what you said about parallel lives in places that enthrall and seduce us. Really neat!

7:25 AM  
Blogger St. Dickeybird said...

Wow, I'm glad you appreciate how lucky you are, traveling the world like this.

Enjoy!
And thanks for sharing this blog.
:)

9:04 AM  
Blogger QT said...

Lucia-I envy you so much and at the same time I am so happy that you have this job that you truly appreciate, and that allows you this eye-opening view of the world.

Parallel lives, indeed. I believe it 100%. I have always wanted to go to Nepal, now more than ever!

9:36 AM  
Blogger jen said...

adjacent happiness. exactly.

you could live there, if you chose to...that is what makes life so exciting.

enjoy bangkok.

1:31 PM  
Blogger meno said...

How sweet that you are in love.

I'll bet most of us think about "the life not taken" at some time.

I know i do. Sigh. Maybe i should visit Nepal.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

Fortunately, the good news is that we keep getting to choose new... all the time! I'll look forward to hearing your observations of Bangkopk. :)


Peace,

~Chani

3:00 PM  
Blogger bobealia said...

"One night in Bangkok and the...."
Happy Tailwinds.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

I love how you describe the things you see. You remind me of the author of "Shantaram." His discriptions take you on a journey. I actually feel like I'm in India when I'm reading his book.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

Lucia
Have you been to Greece? I know it isnt third-worldly, but I am planning a trip for May and would love a perspective from you if you can or would oblige.

liisemignon@cox.net

9:41 PM  

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