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The sun breaks through

They say, “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” It is something like that when the sun breaks through during rainy season. After a week of rain, the sun gloriously broke forth this morning. In the picture you can see the shadows of the prayer flags on the stupa, as if they are no longer simply hovering above it but caressing it with their blessing.

I used the opportunity to wash my sheets and hang them out to dry—with an effect that was no less glorious than the sunshine. I won't go into detail, but let me just say that I will continue to do my own laundry here.

When traveling, one learns to cherish these little gifts from God—sunshine, clean sheets—because there is always another challenge to come next. You can see by the weather report and by the clouds in the top photo, the rain will soon return.

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