This was our first day here in Tucson, Arizona. I am not very aware of the geography of the country and this is how I did not imagine it would be that hot. It is hot but dry. Our friend Ananda took us to show us some Native American Indian art and we got to know many things about them. I got to know that many Native Americans are fully integrated and have very good jobs in international companies. But they still come back home to their tribe to certain holidays, celebrations and ceremonies. They value their roots. I believe that is very important. You need to remember your roots but be open to new ways. Many old cultures have lost so much but I was very happy to hear that it is still kept alive and valued.
In the afternoon we had Darshan here and as it was a new place and new people, I gave them a little introduction about who I am, my life and my attitude towards life, my story and my belief. I said that I am not like a guru or master coming from India. I said ‘I hope you will not get disappointed. I only want to be your friend and if I can help you in any way, I will be happy to do so.’
Again we have a time difference now, so Ramona is very tired and we won’t write more now in diary except for one important thing: It was Yashendu's birthday and Thomas and Iris sponsored food for Yashendu's birthday..