Tibet postcard

[From October 2007.]

Half day and night spent at a monastery. Friendly, inquisitive monks, stayed up late in discussion (one English speaker translating), trading phrases across languages, curious about the bicycle, politics, philosophy, and I, theirs, all sitting around a thermos of hot water.  Finally, regretfully went to sleep, crashing in one of the unoccupied dorm rooms, this place would have been fuller in better times.