Residential Rumi: A Himalayan Dogumentary Part II
“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” Poet Rumi
It has to be said that one of main motivations for wanting to return once more to Ladakh is summed up beautifully by poet Rumi’s quote above. Last year our trip was enhanced by one special and unexpected member – Rumi-dog. We met him a few days from Leh near Tso Kar and he ran with us all the way over 5300m passes, through snow storms, and even when we dispairingly thought we’d lost him he would turn up at camp. He was partially named after Rumtse village but like the poet, Rumi-dog, taught and reminded us all of,the beauty of ‘when you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.’ And it is with these very strong feelings I just knew I had to see our Rumi boy again. To see this story click here ‘Roaming Rumi – A Himalayan Dogumentary’
Not forgetting all the other hundreds and thousands of homeless dogs,
“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?” Rumi
I live in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal which is great cycling country, within 10 minutes I can be bouncing along some of the finest single tracks in the province.
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