Monday, March 28, 2011

William Heads Home

William left Trashiyangyse this morning at 5am. We realized that we both have to be where we fit. I belong in Bhutan teaching and loving it and soaking up the culture. He belongs in Bedford where he can see his friends, have a real job, and set aside some money for our future. We're going to miss eachother, of course, but the absence will only make our hearts grow fonder.

Dull sublunary lovers' love 
    —Whose soul is sense—cannot admit 
Of absence, 'cause it doth remove
    The thing which elemented it. 
But we by a love so much refined,
    That ourselves know not what it is, 
Inter-assurèd of the mind, 
    Care less, eyes, lips and hands to miss.
Our two souls therefore, which are one, 
    Though I must go, endure not yet 
A breach, but an expansion, 
    Like gold to aery thinness beat.
- John Donne


  1. For those blog readers who skim entries quickly and may make incorrect assumptions, William's decision to leave was not sudden and rash. It was a long-carefully-considered option which they both support. They feel the sacrifice of being separate now, will promote and preserve each other and their relationship. Blessings and strength to both as they endure til December. Love you both, Mom M

  2. Even us slow non-skimmers get shocked! :) Thinking about you both, miss you like crazy, Kendra. Love ya!

  3. the above descriptions are accurate.
    thinking about you both
    Love Mom B