Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Big Day Doesn't Happen
And it's really slow and tedious to get even the smallest thing done. I remember this from India; don't try to do more than one thing in a day unless you are looking to get frustrated. For instance I tried to get an extension on my pass to get inside Bhaktapur and I needed photos and photocopies. So after some time I found the photocopy store ~ not an easy task, "look for the blue doors", but there are many blue doors and none of them look a photocopy shop. So I arrive at each set of blue doors; "photocopy?" And finally, "Yes, Madam but no power". "But Madam" he tells me excitedly, "there is another place with a generator not two minutes walk uphill". Perhaps an hour later, after two people signed and meticulously folded, stapled and cut my paperwork I had my pass, but when I got home, it had the wrong dates on it. If you let it get to you, you'll go insane. So I just smile instead and keep breathing. Smiles go a long way here. Everyone smiles, which is one of the things I love about Nepal.
So tomorrow is now hopefully the big day, and each day I spend with Pukar gets better and better. He is now so happy to see me, and looks so confused and a little to a lot sad when I leave. As hard as it is to see that, it's also a good sign that we are bonding. Well, I bonded a long time ago, but for him, this is so big and probably as scary as it is wonderful. Just think, a mommy. A mommy who already loves him so much. Unreal.
The latest photo journey by Joy: (we are gonna miss these when she's gone, huh!) More Orphan Love
And take a ride on the wild side: Two videos of riding in a car in Kathmandu