Get the sun glasses. I saw myself in a whole new light
27.04.2009 - 27.04.2009 -2 °C
As time moves on, I find less new things happening to me. You know; been there, way back when. Done that. Maybe twice. But today. I did something different. I sat in front of a small group of interesting people. I told them about where I had come from. Not just this recent marvelous trip, but back home too. Back in Ontario. Back where there is so much fresh water you can't see land anywhere. You could, I think twist up Vietnam and put the whole country in the Great Lakes.
Back to Kimberly BC. The NEW THING.
It's late morning my running shoes are getting damp from last nights six inch snow fall. I've got my; hat, gloves and coat that I lugged all over South East Asia for just this day. I walk down to Mark Creek and follow it, tumbling down the valley. I stay with the creek on my right and after a half hour walk come to a small continuing ed. school. I'm going to an ESL class. I take of my sunglasses and hat put on a big rocky mountain smile and ask for Annette the teacher. I've agreed to come and talk for an hour; about myself. Not long enough I say!. The group mix was surprising. People from Korea, Tiawan, Burma. These were faces I knew, spent time with, for the last two months. I spoke of how the whole trip started. An opportunity to train in Karate with the best. Then the trip to Vietnam and meeting a people I now respect very much. And of course Kimberly BC to visit my son. I was handing out my sketch book to show the students some of what Ontario looks like when it hit me. I was doing a 'new thing'. I was giving a talk; to some fellow travelers, in a ESL class, in a small mountain town. Never did that before!
Life is so darn interesting sometimes. P