"And so my journey in Bali ended in a strange combination of miracle and grief... I will always remember Bali as a time of dissolution and discovery, of dancing with ghosts and running through storms with the promise of what is to come."
"We left our shoes with the motorcycle at the edge of the beach. The slow, melodious sea glistened, white sand crumbled under our feet, and we returned to the magnetic moment earlier in the day, before we had known each other's names or vague identities."
An Angel in Ubud
"Whether we were meeting retired journalists on the Campuhan trail or splashing in an river like two wild woman, Franzi constantly taught me a new way to open my eyes to the world."
"I knew it was food poisoning after the third round of hunching over the toilet and holding back my own hair. The only other soul in my apartment was a giant lizard. Every time I finished vomiting, I always looked up to see him staring at me, his grey eyes flickering. I wanted my mom."
Ubud (II): Fireflies
"'Well, here we go,' I thought, gingerly swinging my legs over the seat, trying to balance backpack and camera as I worried about flashing the old shopkeeper who watched the entire predicament with glee."
The Spirit of a Mountain
"From his cocoon of mist and light, I felt his eyes catch mine, smiling their knowing smile. Could anyone else hear his words? Was this a dream?"
Specters in the Mist
"All the seemingly tangled threads of my weeks in Bali were finally weaving together in harmony. "
What Happened In Bali
"Where the river of the soul meets the rain of the Universe"