“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”
― Audrey Hepburn
As I have noted in many of my past posts, I love to laugh and I love to smile. I love the people that cause me to do both. As I prepare to leave Nepal, I would like to show some of the new smiles I have captured and re-show some of my other favorites. I hope you enjoy!
Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.
Laura Ingalls Wilde
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
Well, it’s monsoon season again in Nepal. My last monsoon season here. I’ve packed up my house, planned my travel from here to home, from west coast to east coast, to training and off to my next great adventure. The two years I have spent here in Nepal have been amazing in every kind of way possible. I believe I have grown in my understanding of my work and myself. I have come to realize things I need to change about myself as well as what about me is good and I just need to learn how to strengthen and smooth these things out. I had a professor who once said to me, “Sam, you are really an amazing person. A little rough around the edges and if you could just learn to smooth that out and channel it, you would be even more amazing. You are a diamond in the rough.”
I have to say, he was right. I do need to smooth out some things. However, what is good is very good. I little off-center for sure, but good. It’s a bit shocking that my time in Nepal has brought all of these things out. The good, the bad, the rough and the smooth. In honor of all things off-center, I have chosen Ailsa’s travel theme off-center to focus on some of my favorite off-center photos of people, places and things in Nepal. I hope you enjoy.
Other takes on off-center