Susanna and I are now back in Perth for two weeks already. I have such wonderful memories of Bhutan. We loved every minute and every experience. It is a good memory to hold on to, and helps me to stay in a peaceful and positive frame of mind. I learnt a lot from you and from Ugyen, and from Bhutan, its people and GNH.
Yesterday I was in a traffic situation with other drivers driving aggressively and seeming to be so angry. I was a little shocked but did not get a angry and managed to stayed calm – and thought about how that kind of aggression would not happen in Bhutan.
This weekend I did lots of tidying up in the garden, watering and fertilising the plants, sweeping up leaves (australian trees lose leaves all year round), and getting the garden ready for summer. It is getting hot already. Not long and it will be 38 degrees celsius! I will think back of those beautiful cool forests in Bhutan and the cool mountain air and the clear streams – and wish I was back. I took the painting of the dragon (from Phobjika) to the picture framer yesterday. He loves the painting, and will do something quite special to make sure that it stays looking good (the Australian light is strong and colours of paintings can fade, even just from the light coming in through a window).
Hoping that all is going well for you and your family, and that your next tour groups are kind and friendly people.