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Trek View on Nepal: Himalayan Studies Gap Year Semester with Where There Be Dragons

Dear Charis

Charis,

You are an absolutely amazing person. No one can match the care you have put into this group in the short time we got to know you. You have changed my life tremendously and I can only wish you the best of luck and to stay strong.

Much love,

John.

 

Dear Charis,

I miss you so much. I often think about what things would be like if you were still here with us. You have an incredible way with words, one that always calmed and reassured me, starting that first week at Sorig when Charlie and I went through a minor rough patch. You continued to care, listen, and help us in the weeks following this, and I’ll be forever grateful. I cannot begin to emphasize how helpful our phone call on one of those first Saturdays in Kathmandu was, when I found myself feeling trapped and afraid about what was to come in the following weeks in Nepal. I’ve used your advice in multiple occasions following that Saturday, and I will continue to throughout the rest of my life. Thank you for everything. I hope that you are doing well and that you have an endless supply of coconut water near you, always. I will be emailing you once this course has finished, and I hope it finds you well. Also, Cleveland isn’t too far from Vermont, is it? After three months of no driving, I might have to satisfy the road trip itch once I get home…

Love love love,

Charlotte

 

Charis,

We miss you so much and think of you daily. Even this time, Nepal isn’t the same without your light and kindness. I will always be incredibly grateful to you for making my transition to Nepal so meaningful and positive, even the different parts you made fun! You are truly one of a kind, wishing you all of the best!

Much love,

Julia

 

Charis,

Not a day goes by when you do not cross our minds. Your lasting compassion and guidance have continued to inspire us over the past weeks, and you will always have a home in our hearts. I wish the best for you and I look fondly to the day when we will meet again.

Much love,

Casey

 

Charis!!

You’ve been on my mind often lately as we settle back into our lives in Kathmandu. The trek and village home stay were both beautiful, and these past few days in the city have been beautiful too, in their own crowded, dusty way. It’s getting colder here, and I’ve been thinking of New England in autumn, hoping that the seasons changes are treating you well. We all miss you!

Thousands of kilometers of love,

Charlie

 

Hey Charis,

I hope you’re doing well. I think about what you said to me your last day a lot – I’m doing my best to give my whole self to this experience, because in the end I think that’s really all we have to give. Keep touching the hearts of all you encounter.

Much love,

Jamie

 

Dear Charis,

I have been thinking about you every day, and wishing you the speediest of recoveries. The whiteboard in the hallway of the program house currently reads, “All we have to give in life is ourselves, we should do so fully – Charis,” and in the final weeks of Nepal I have really been trying to live by that. Thank you for being such a wise, warm, and open soul, and helping me to navigate life in a more graceful manner.

Much love,

Makenzie

 

Dear Charis,

We all miss you dearly, and although the time here in Nepal is amazing, it’s not the same here without you. I hope that everything is going smoothly at home.

Love,

Sam

 

Dear Charis,

I hope all is well, I miss you very much,┬áNepal hasn’t been as colorful without you!

Sending love your way,

Zoe

 

We love you Charis, all of us from Him A. Also, Nisha-ji sends her regards, and when we saw her at the Buddhist teachings in Bhouda, she said she was praying for you! Thank you for everything you taught us in our first four weeks in Nepal. We will continue to learn from you. We will meet again!