So many amazing cities-usually smaller cities and villages where I make such great connections with not just my hosts, but the community. I learn about the NGOs in town, talk with all the business owners, and make comedic entertaintment for free- cost of zero rupees. By the end of four days, many people know me and many want me to keep them company a bit longer.
I always say I wish I could make my spirit present in many places around the world, but the reality is that I have to keep moving. People are always asking me to stay-sometimes begging, they are crying, I am crying, and the goodbyes are always difficult. I try to be open and honest about my trip itinerary and where I am going and what I am doing next. Many expect me to cancel my future plans and just stay with them for a few days, a week, a month, an eternity, but Priscilla is on the move.
One or two extra days does not satisfy my friends and they seem to request more. In the past, I had problems with goodbyes and closure. Being younger, I would escape from people and not have appropriate goodbye.
Parting is such sweet sorrow