Friday, January 15, 2016
A wondrous week experiencing Sri Lankan village life
I met this Sri Lankan family a couple of years ago through another local friend, and pretty much from the outset the relationship has felt warmly familiar and easy. It probably has a lot to do with their innate hospitality, generosity and sincere kindness. And I'm treated much like one of their family. Now that I think about it, there are quite a few friends in Sri Lanka that have adopted me in this way, and it makes me think how very hard it would be to ever consider leaving this teardrop island. It's not often you can say that about the people you meet. And when you do, my advice is to treasure it because it is rare indeed.
So, what happens when you put this expat adventurer in a village for a week? Well, it turns out this adventurer still has much to experience and learn, and that's stated in a positive sense. It's not about putting down urban life or raising village life. It is very much about finding the gems in each and adopting them into your own way of life.
There were so many things to absorb and learn in my stint in the village household...
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