As we near the end of our journey along the Mekong through China, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia I think back on the people we have met and the experiences we have had. From NGOs to Buddhist monks to priests to village elders we have met amazing people striving to make the world a better place. I have been taking quotes throughout and decided to compile them into the shape of a bird. This bird comes from the story Pi Oshi told us in the Karen village in Thailand. The bird was the best leader because the bird was able to spread the word and communicate with all others. Here is my quote poem The Bird’s Speech.