The Launch

She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.
– Kate Chopin, The Awakening

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I remember that feeling well. Securing the heavy cloth of “normalcy” on my shoulders as I left for my administrative job, a drooping heaviness, slowly gathering weight throughout the day. My heart ached with strained discontentment. I felt like a fraud. A failure. Incapable of fulfilling ideals of where and who I should be, ought to be, by age 25.

I had forgotten what I loved and craved, the hobbies and passions I possessed. I forgot how to flow with life, with my nature, with my strengths. Continue reading “The Launch”

Sawankhalok

Wai Kru

Ceremony where the students present gifts and respect to the teachers. “Wai” is an action of respect. You bring you hands to prayer, thumbs to the lips and slightly bow, or during this ceremony, bow until your pinkies touch the ground. “Kru” means teacher. So this ceremony is about specifically showing respect to the teachers. Giving thanks for what we do for the students.

What an awesome ceremony 🙂

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