My last full day in Lovina was much like them all: relaxed. I have developed a routine here that has been most rewarding:
2. Walk to internet cafe for update
3. Cold shower
4. Self-catered lunch on my porch, listening to music
5. Walk around town, enjoy the people and the views
7. Dinner, perhaps a beer at sunset.
I spent $5.40 today. Breakfast is included at my homestay, my lunch was a few pieces of bread and some peanut butter, and dinner was $1 nasi campur at a local warung. It was a bit spicy, but MAN was it good! My sweet tooth got the best of my and I got a piece of chocolate cake at a small place on the main road. It was $2.40, which doubled the rest of the day’s purchases. C’est la vie.
Harris is Buddhist. We were all held different beliefs at this conversational gathering (Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox Christian, Buddhist, and Athiest) and we had a good talk about how many of the world’s religions pare down into the same basic beliefs and tenants, He also showed us his routine for prayer. It was very touching and I was honored. Roberto turned the conversation to politics not long after (there is a presidential election here on July 8) and the two of them talked energetically about the candidates for a long time. At the end of the night, as we all said goodnight, I noticed a gleam in Harris’ eye. He was truly happy and relished the chance to share his journey with others.
I regret not speaking more with my grandfathers. What stories did they have that I never heard? Who were they in the decades before I knew them?
I leave for Surabaya in four hours, for a 12 hr bus ride. Whee!