Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm Live!

Welcome to my blog. Beginning in October, I will be relocating to Vanuatu, an archipelago in Melanesia, to begin my Peace Corps training. I will be teaching English and working to ameliorate the conditions in Ni-Vanuatu schools. The title comes from the Sanskrit word "prakasha," which literally means "to shine forth," but can also mean "enlightenment," "pure consciousness," or "radiance," and the following quote from one of my favorite writers, Tennessee Williams: "To be free is to have achieved your life. It means any number of freedoms. It means the freedom to stop when you please, to go where and when you please, it means to be a voyager here and there, one who flees many hotels, sad or happy, without obstruction and without much regret. It means the freedom of being. And someone has wisely observed, if you can't be yourself, what's the point of being anything at all?" (Taken from Tennessee Williams' Memoirs) Thanks for reading! Paz

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