Tibet for a day
The clouds came down to turn Atlanta into a little Tibet, and Centennial Park into Lhasa. A fresh, cool day, the buildings surrounding the park shrouded in mist became mountains, shedding their concrete nature for a few hours and giving us a break from the known world.
More than 7,000 people crowded the park and they sat on blankets, many with their children, other couples and people of all ages and walks of life.
His Holiness spoke of love and the importance of inner values, compassion and kindness, and said he would serve others until his death.
I have been in the presence of an enlightened human being. It gives me hope of what is possible by strengthening inner values and positive human emotions -- compassion, affection, love -- and discouraging the bad ones.
Today I pack up and head home, the long, eight-hour drive back to Greenville.