There is something about looking from the narrow, winding, single lane road, and seeing a valley probably a mile deep, covered with old growth decidious forest that stretches as far as the eye can see. It is like nothing I have ever seen or imagined. I love this place.

I am in a paradise, and I am about to embark on a ten day trek in the Himalaya. I am excited and scared. I am sure that everything will be absolutely perfect, but I am also afraid that I will be too cold, or that something else will go wrong. And I am afraid of the horrible plane flight home.

But I am also without worry. I am in paradise, everything is wonderful, and I am going to create some amazing works as a result. I miss my family, and I miss you all. Will be home in two weeks, for the biggest culture shock ever.