In the last forty-eight hours, I’ve gotten less sleep than an insomniac, traveled through five states, and met a nephew of the Dalai Lama.
I’m behind on sleep, laundry, and homework. I look like I’m in need of a shower, comb, and a nap. I’m waiting for FringePup to return home from prison, also known as a kennel in some areas of our country. AND I’m exhausted, but will look like a sparkling happy mommy at school this afternoon. FringeKid is performing today with her class and it will be the highlight of her year, I’m sure.
Notice how sleep is a reoccurring theme?
We are driving through the mountains of West Virginia (think ginormous roller coasters) on Tuesday afternoon and I see this man walking down the side of the highway like a live billboard. His sign says something about freeing Tibet, so you know I HAD to stop and chat.
I wasn’t sure if this was just a ‘crazy’ on the loose in wild and free West Virginia or if he was actually a sane individual demonstrating his right to freedom of speech. Armed with camera in hand, I talked FringeMan into pulling off the highway so I could jump out of the car and go running down the hill to meet Jigme.
I’m sure by this point he thought I was a ‘crazy’ on the loose.
It seems Jigme is a perfectly normal and wonderfully nice individual, nephew of the Dalai Lama, who is walking from Indianapolis, Indiana to New York. He cause is a FREE Tibet. Jigme will walk approximately 900 miles in eight weeks.You can visit Jigme at http://ambassadorsforworldpeace.org/wordpress/.
You may even see my tired face on his blog over the next few days. Leave Jigme a comment and encourage him on his walk.
I once knew missionaries with a heart for Tibet, only they couldn’t enter the country. Now China has closed Tibet even to tourists. These missionaries went to nearby Nepal and lost their entire family in a plane crash – mom, dad, and several blond haired, blued eyed children.