Dear Ama Ghar,
It has been two months now since I was in your home and was lucky enough to be a part of your daily lives. Ama Ghar is full of wonderful personalities, and I still smile whenever I remember the times I spent with you all. Whether I was relearning trigonometry outdoors with Pratima, composing and singing songs with Rama, running around with Menuka and Pushpa, or playing (and losing at) games with Santos, I always found myself learning something new and laughing extra hard. I could retell a hundred stories, but suffice it to say that I miss you all and I’m already very much looking forward to my next visit.
In the next few weeks, I’m finishing up my last semester of college, which is quite a strange feeling after being in school for so long! Just one more giant research paper and a couple of exams and I’ll be done (at least for a little while). Next year, I’m planning to take a job in either India or Thailand, so either way I won’t be so far away from the beautiful hills of Godavari. As soon as I have the chance, I know I’ll be boarding a plane to come and see my second family.
Best of luck with all of your studies, and enjoy your playtime in the increasingly warm weather! I have some photos that I’ll send off soon, including some great ones taken by your own Ama Ghar professional photographer (Sandes)