India Has Been Amazing - James Sorenson

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India has been amazing. I really can’t believe that I have been gone for one whole week already. This trip is really flying by. Working in the schools is a lot harder than I imagined it would be, but it’s a lot more fun too. I’m sure by now everyone has said that they have the best kids, but I’m here to say that I have the best kids. It’s amazing to me that these kids, especially the kids in the deaf and blind school, are so happy. They all have great spirits about them. I particularly love the children in the deaf/ blind school. These kids have touched my heart in ways that I never thought it could be touched. Yesterday as we were leaving the school, one of the younger girls came up to me and just held on to two of my fingers, one in each hand. It was by far one of the cutest moments of my life.

As far as India goes, I can’t find words to fully describe it. India is grotesque and beautiful, it is a jungle and a desert, it is everything and nothing, all at the same time. Pictures don’t do it justice. Everyday I see the Himalayas, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the whole world, contrasted with more garbage than one can imagine. Every morning, I wake up to a full chorus of birds, then a few short hours later I’m driving through the streets of Sunder Nagar, listening to the medley of every car’s horn. Dad, with the amount you use your horn you would fit right in here.

Well friends and family, I love you and miss you all. I can’t wait to see you all in a week. Know that I’m doing great and having the time of my life. I think I’ve learned more about myself in this past week than I have in the entirety of my seventeen years on this Earth. Don’t let too much happen while I’m gone. I’ll see you when I get home.