ONE YEAR AGO TODAY - WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A REVOLUTION. TODAY WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A RESTORATION.
What a day this was - we took seven men from the Iskra Home for Disabled Men to the mountains. We first stopped at Burana tower and talked to them about the history of the Silk Road and then we went on and headed to the mountains. Our destination was a waterfall where we would picnic and eat shasleke. OUr drivers - Sergey and Iscar cooked for us and it was an amazing end of our day with our friends.
I think the highlight of my day was to see several of the men walking up the side of the mountain with arms extended as if they were flying - and I really think they were doing just that - they were experiencing the joy of "soaring".
They told us they had NEVER done anything like this ever before. But here they were - in a normal world, acting like normal tourists, hearing normal stories and eating like normal people in the most beautiful of surroundings.
I REALLY THINK TODAY - WE ALL SOARED WITH THE EAGLES.
John - Sergey - Peter - Isar - David - Jayne - Kim - Randy - Ken - Jackie - Tanya - Vladic - Assel - Kurat - we so appreciate all you have done to help us make this day wonderful.
Lynn and Ruby