It was a whirlwind week leading to my departure. So much packing to be done, so many people to meet and so many thoughts to gather. There are too many to list to whom I owe the gratitude and honour of knowing, but to each and everyone of you… Thank You. You have made my time in Bhutan so very unforgettable.
As I stood and watched the fireworks display the evening before I left, a thought arose. This was my farewell gift from the Land of the Thunder Dragon. A feeling of calm came over me, knowing that my work here is done and it is indeed time to go. Another chapter beckons from beyond the mountains.
Farewell to thee! but not farewell
To all my fondest thoughts of thee:
Within my heart they still shall dwell;
And they shall cheer and comfort me.
O, beautiful, and full of grace!
If thou hadst never met mine eye,
I had not dreamed a living face
Could fancied charms so far outvie.
– Anne Bronte, Farewell