This photo was an accident, but it ended up being my favorite of the bunch.
I’ll be leaving Korea in February and returning to the States; I’m having a lot of mixed feelings about this major transition in my life, as I’ve been here for seven years. I have a strong community and roots here, but I don’t feel like my work is having any impact on anyone, and that’s not why I became a teacher. I’m homeward bound in less than a year; moving toward half of the people I love and away from the other half. Toward my motherland (la matria?) where my blood and my heart lie, and away from so many people who have a huge place in my heart. Talk about change.
As an aside, I took this photo at 6:00 am next to a temple, and a monk saw me in my skivvies, sooooo… that happened.
See who else is changing…