Farewell, first shoes
I would never have thought that this pair of 20 euro sandals would have done so much for me. After 3’214 km, after 3.8 million steps, after 10 months of loyal service to my feet, after breaking 4 times and being repaired again, they finally drew their last breath to join Nirvana. It is with much meditation and gratefulness that I throw them in the trash.
And it is with a new pair of leather sandals, and thick socks wrapped in plastic bags, that I will soon hit the icy roads up to Turkey. I am still a volunteer at Sunshine House for only a few days, and I feel so blessed by my 5 months spent within this amazing family. It has enriched my life beyond words. I will carry these sacred teachings in my heart wherever I go.