and all the
[From 1989 until 1999, I was surrounded by this ever-changing colorful panorama of sheer beauty. My soul feasted on this landscape like a hungry scavenger, who had long been denied a fulfilling meal. I experienced joy on a daily basis for ten glorious years, walking through some of the most spectacular landscape on the planet.
Leaving that place was like Jack Kornfield relinquishing his monk's robes. I have now lived longer in my make-do place than I lived there - inconceivable to me, as I always thought I would return. I still hope to. I have missed my life there every single day through all these years. It is the place where my spirit dwells, where it is at home.]