BESI SAHAR: This photo says it all about Nepal and the word "Namaste."
Namaste is the warm greeting you hear throughout this country and it means "I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.”
This word and meaning captures the magic of Nepal and it is what captivated me the first time eight years ago when I spent six weeks hiking and river rafting amongst the gorgeous scenery. And it is what is keeping all of us on this trek inspired.
The reception we have received along our journey thus far has been nothing short of spectacular. Warm welcomes from the entire community –- young and old alike -– with garlands of flowers, khatas (thank you shawls), and of course smiles that would brighten the darkest of days. It has been an amazing start to a wonderful week and I wish all of you could be here to experience.
Namaste to all of our partners, supporters, investors, and friends.
-- Jayson Morris, Development Director for Room to ReadVisit www.roomtoread.org/trektotenthousand for more news and photos!