This was our last day in the program and in the morning we were all madly rehearsing trying to remember all the parts of the pieces we were going to be performing that evening. After lunch we all made offerings to decorate the Pondok for our performance and then took a break for the afternoon to rest up.
|to decorate the ceiling|
After the performance we all hung out for a while before calling it a night. What a fun time!
Saturday, July 17, 2010:
This was my last day in Bali. The afternoon was spent as a group reflecting on our experiences in the program and we did a final prayer service to close up the institute. It was definitely a bittersweet time for us all and I'm so glad I had the experience. When our time together ended at 5pm, my driver came up to me and said, "So I'm driving you to the airport at 10pm tonight, right?" I thought I wasn't leaving until tomorrow!!! I had to run home and pack in a mad rush and then had time to briefly stop in at the karaoke bar where everyone was hanging out to say a quick goodbye and run off to the airport to begin my 30 hour trip. It was such a bizarre feeling as I was planning on an addition 24 hours to prepare myself to leave, but maybe it was better this way. It was much more surreal, that's for sure.
And with that my tale has come to a closing, I hope you all enjoyed the pictures and thanks so much for reading! Hopefully I'll have an update in the next day or two with some actual knitting content. Have a great day!