Friday, July 1, 2011

M.I.A. and much to say


I know I have been completely M.I.A. but I have much to say.

My time here in Bali has been BUSY. You wouldn't believe the things I'm doing, people I'm meeting and places I'm going. But I'm not boasting. Over the past week I have seen some of the poorest people --- perhaps, the poorest people I have ever seen in my entire life. After spending time volunteering to the best of my abilities (not nearly good enough) and merely witnessing the ways of life of a whole new level of poverty, it's difficult to face my computer and pretend that my life revolves around shopping and what I'm wearing. Perhaps the guilt of years of taking everyday things for granted is catching up to me or perhaps I'm just guilty. I cannot ignore what I have seen over the past couple of days but I know I am in no position to explain to you the difficulties in balancing a life of giving and getting. It is a challenge we neglect to face everyday. As you can tell, my mixed emotions are leading to me to questions that are simply un-answerable. I'll be back in a bit, but for now I'm letting myself get lost in this monde (world).

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