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Two Dragons welcome the sunrise with an improvised dance atop the Andes. Photo by Ryan Gasper.

Thank you family and friends

Dear families and friends,

We are right now at the Isla del Sol, the mythical birthplace of the sun in Bolivia. We are using these last four days to reflect in our experience during this semester. We are using the three core values of Dragons to structure our reflections. We are thinking how we have developed as Leaders, a Global Citizens and in Awareness of self.

We are very proud of every single person in our group in how deeply they have taken this experience. The lake Titicaca, right in front of us, offers a very inviting energy for reflection.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during this experience. Our semester was fun, challenging and full of new experiences in these two magical countries, Bolivia and Peru. We have made new friends that we are sure we will keep for life.

We are going this afternoon to La Paz to take our plane tomorrow morning. Although we are sad to leave our new best friends, we are also excited to see all of you and hug you and let you know how much we missed you during these three months.

I will leave you with a reflection that I wrote in our boat ride.

 

The lake, the lake, the lake.

The mountains around us are the first things that I notice. Rolling hills, peaks, and naked boulders. This looks like the ocean, but I know that I am 12 thousand feet above sea level.

The blue waters, waving as we pass and calm in the distance.

Small towns at the banks that are just a spot of white and mistura in the distance.

The heavy smell of gas is a hard contrast to the calmness of the landscape.

The water bubbles by the movement of the motor. It looks so clean and refreshing, hard to believe that it is undrinkable due to the petroleum falling in it.

The name of this lake is Titicaca, but could as well just be beauty.

Titicaca means so many strong things, beauty, culture, tourism, and resistance; and at the same time it doesn’t mean anything. That is the secret of beauty to involve everything and nothing at the same time.

Thank you Titicaca.