Every other week during Sunday Supper we welcome new residents into the House, and we say goodbye to those heading home or on to their next endeavors. Often a resident will stand and say their farewells and share where they are heading next. Sometimes it is a bit sad saying goodbye to housemates who have become dear friends, other times it is just excitement because they are heading to an exciting new adventure in a new country to begin their dream job.
Dr. Jaideep Misra, a graduate student from India, chose to write a poem to share his experience. As he stood to say his farewell, he pulled out a piece of paper where he composed his thoughts in the form that worked best for him, and he so graciously shared his words with us. Thank you, Jaideep, and good luck as you continue your work!
THE INDESCRIBABLE WONDER AT ISH WASHINGTON DC
self composed poem Dr. Jaideep Misra (India)
Thank you, thank you, thank you
To each one
May you shine brighter than the Sun.
My experience at ISH was wholesome,
Every moment spent here is simply so much fun.
Wishing each one the best
To live each moment with full zest.
Celebrating unity in diversity,
This is what ISH has created in this city.
This life is transient yet sweet.
With new experiences to meet,
and lovely people to greet.
All sweet experiences have an end
and so I too will have to leave the coming weekend.
Good bye lovely beings,
May we all continually fly with high wings.
Sharing with all equally the light of inspiration,
to truly acknowledge and live this life as a gift of celebration.
I will miss each one of you
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
Is the least that I can express in my view.
PS: my special thanks to Jen and Bob and the angelic being Bruno [their dog] and
the special chefs at ISH who add vibrancy to the place with
beautifully cooked meals and scrumptious delicacies and to all the
residents from all parts of the world who are all so welcoming and
give a feeling of a community family experience at ISH. and not to
forget the wonderful events at ISH and the great grand piano at the
This place truly is home with wonderful people and the wonder that I
experienced in my short stay of 1 month is simply beyond the words so
I end with thank you thank you thank you God bless all to remain in
high spirits always. Blessings, love, light and peace to all.