Woven Together

Priyanka Rao - Ecuador


March 22, 2012

Thoughts are woven together in interesting patterns.  Perhaps this string of journal clippings will give you a snapshot of the passing of time in Ecuador, and even a sense of that tentative undying hope we Global Citizen Fellows seemed to be imbued with:

Sunday 16th October:

Hello again.  It’s late at night and I wanted to say hello.  An honest hello.

Monday 10th October:

Wow.  Que día!  Estaba muy interesante, muy largo y hay muchas cosasque decirte, pero por lo más quiero ser sincera. (What a day! It was very interesting, very long, and there are lots of things to tell you, but overall I want to be honest.)

Saturday 24th September:

It will be interesting going back for two weeks to Quito, but I got my head around the idea after all.  I would say two weeks isn’t very long but that’s how long I spent in Quito already and it seemed quite a while.

Sunday 16th October:

It was a very quiet and unexpected weekend.  Just like those second two weeks in Quito that seemed to go so much faster.

Sunday 16th October:

I’m tired.  I wanted to say that a lot of the thoughts I was having seemed to be devolving and I don’t know what to say.  You know what’s up.

Monday 10th October:

No se qué pensar, o extrañar, por que  “all the promises got broken on the way” (Sting: Never Coming Home).                                                            

(I don’t know what to think, or miss, for “all the promises got broken on the way” (Sting: Never Coming Home).

Sunday 16th October:

It’s good to live for other people but mostly I know to do it by living for you.

Friday 14th October:

All this time I’ve been here in Ecuador, weeks, it hasn’t been for me, even my rest, my everything has been to give to this experience.  “The Experience.”  I guess I need time for myself, just to chill, settle down, and chill.  To know for ME what is this about.

Monday 10th October:

Estoy mal por unos momentos con mis compañeros, pero rezo a ser mi misma, natural. (I’m wrong in some of the moments with my fellows, but I pray to be myself, natural.)

Wednesday 5th October:

Thanks for the talks with my Fellows.  Thank you for all the time and energy each of them give me despite my stupid oddities.

Thursday 13th October:

Estoy perdiendo paciencia para estar contenta sin capacidad para expresar en el idioma.  Pero a veces no hay nada a hacer, solamente puedo aceptar.  (I’m losing the patience to be content without the capacity to express in the language.  But sometimes there is nothing to do but accept.)

Sunday 16th October:

Thanks for my family and the things they say.

Wednesday 5th October:

  Please don’t let anything go wrong.

Priyanka Rao