Often the most challenging parts of our Learning Journey takes place after we have returned home to our loved ones. This is especially true after a trip like the one we just took to India. The span of the journey was just two short weeks but in that time so many new experiences cascaded around us and touched us sometimes in unexpected ways.
Our journey was one of extreme contrasts that often followed one right after another: In one moment we were navigating the crowded markets of Chandi Chowk in Old Delhi where humanity presses up against you in a chaotic dance of life. In the next we stood in the spacious grand elegance of the American Embassy compound near the wide grassy boulevards of Shati Path. Touching the outstretched hand of an impoverish child reaching for coins gave way in just minutes to dignified Member of Parliament with palms pressed together in front of his heart in a traditional Indian greeting. We traveled crowded two lane highways where head-on confrontations with mammoth trucks and busses were common.