the echo from my bathroom in kathmandu

Coming into our shared guestroom with my ears still ringing from the blaring horns and yelling hawkers of busy Kathmandu streets, it echos from the bathroom….

Arms full of groceries, closing the front door of my mountain house with a handy foot, it wafts up to me from the greenhouse…

Wandering into the coffee shop, where she’s scheduled for a Sunday night session, on the very first day where a best-friendship was born, it bounces off the corners of a small room….

On 15,000 foot mountain passes, high and teary eyed with altitude sickness, it reflects off of high altitude desert walls…

Outside of a bus on a broken rural road waiting for a driver who we aren’t sure exists, it lifts a few weary travellers’ spirits…

With tears in her eyes, testifying to the universal truths of hearts, broken or free…

From bathrooms (her favorite sound studio) and greenhouses and coffee houses and mountain homes and passes,

Please enter my world and hear the bathroom echo and voice that never fails to water my eyes with respect, love, empathy and joy….



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  1. Marcus November 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Sol! Oh wow. I had no idea you were still out and about. I was titling a new piece I made (painting) and settled upon the name “solbeam” after you actually, because of the sense of wonder and freedom that it is meant to portray. I remembered how inspired I felt when you left and randomly checked in from somewhere else in the world. That demonstration of willingness and guts and freedom propels me to this day. I was curious as to if there was some record of your travels archived somewhere so I did a quick search on google and wow…you are still at it.

    Thank you,


  2. Amber October 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Your writing is absolutely beautiful.Each time I sit down to the computer to read your blogs I am overcome with an indescribable feeling of serenity and comfort. As somewhat of a writer myself–though nowhere near the same caliber as yourself–I find them extremely inspirational. Please continue to fill my solemn days with beautiful words, as I look forward to each story you tell. Thank you for the amazing inspiration, it has honestly helped me to grow as a writer 🙂

  3. Sam S. October 27, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I really like your writing style. I started my own travel blog, and someone referred me over to your site as I had been wanting to get a feel for the different writing styles out there. My blog is travel-based, but rather than it focus on reviewing places, I’m taking the “single guy” perspective and writing a collection of short (and true) anecdotes from each city i’ve been too–the backdrop of the story being the city itself.

    It’s called Jetset+Go ( I’m still new to blogging, and I hate to admit it but writing is probably not my strong suit. If you get a second, I welcome any criticism you may have for me!

  4. Richard October 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Your posts always give me the biggest smile and a lovely sense of fundamental okayness about the world 🙂 Thanks again for sharing your writing with the world.

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