alot has happened since i last blogged. alot.
for starters, school is almost over and that is sad and exciting and scary and cool.
and we are almost going to israel.
Baktash + i are meeting up with the fam (minus jorma, melinda + baby moore) in haifa for the month of june.
this is how i feel about seeing my family:
but that means i have to say goodbye to all my friends )which is really heart-wrenching (cant you tell by my face????):
no silly, this isnt all my friends! but some of the greatest. the women photos are missing. but that's allright. i'll do that soon. just you wait.
its complete b.s. that one cannot foster and accomplish amazing long-lasting relationships with people in less than a year. we were only here for 9 months, and i am so blown away by the depth and intensity of my friendships.
second, this book has really spoke to my whole perspective on life and confirmed all the heart and soul of peacebuilding work that i felt was lacking prior. so i rocked a couple of presentations on art in healing + creativity in peacebuilding. they were so amazingly empowering + exciting.
the book is called "The Moral Imagination" by John Paul Lederach:
this is how i feel about the next phase of my journey, damn it feels good to know that whatever step i make next, will be a great, exciting one filled with service, challenges + joy :
p.s. thank you to steve rozmus for the youtube clip. you rock, steve-o.
p.s.s. oops! his name isnt dick its jack. darn it. dick sounds so cool. right? heh. heh.