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Photo by Catherine Von Holt, Nepal Semester.

Where I am

I am from crowded streets, loud cars, and bright lights, but also green grass and crystal clear creeks with freezing cold water. I am from sticky sap and sticky subway cars. I am from Jewish friends, Catholic relatives and agnostic parents.

That is where I am from. Where I am is thousands of feet above the sea.

I am in busier streets, louder cars, and lights that flicker from inconsistent power. I am in Buddhist temples and Stupas, but I am also in jungles, dog filled streets and tea houses that serve more milk tea than I can drink.

I am far from the place I have called home, but I am thrilled to make a home in this new and unfamiliar country.