June 11, 2016: Simplicity
Time was on his side, so he wrote a short letter. A pen and a pad were his only tools to send his experiences, energy, feelings and findings back home, far far away. The three weeks he spent with a single goat trekking through Mount Emei in the Sichuan Province in China. The three months spent after reaching the first temple erected in the first century. The six weeks spent in Bombay drinking chai every morning with his new friend Abhay Pradesh, absorbing thousands of years of accumulated customs going every direction. The eighteen months spent traveling from eastern Pakistan through Central Asia en route to London, stopping in Baghdad, Istanbul, Rome, Vienna and Paris. The flight he took from London to New York. The four years he spent in America, where he intersected with everything he had seen and believed in his experiences traveling from the old world to the new. All he had seen became one. He then realized how he could convey his experiences in a short letter. As he wrote, the young man reveled in the depths of life’s simplicity.