So, it’s been a while since I’ve put up a blog post. What have I been up to, you ask? Let’s take a short quiz and find out.
Has Chris Lemig been spending the past six months:
A. watching too many 90’s rock music videos on YouTube?
B. eating pint after pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream?
C. working on a novel featuring a preacher’s daughter from Texas, a transexual mystic, a Hopi U.S. Marshall who uses his powers of astral projection for evil, and a fuzzy (but wise) prairie dog who’s bearing sole witness to the End of The World?
D. planning a two-year trip to China, India, Nepal, and possibly Sri Lanka, where he will not only finally get a grip on the Tibetan language, but also find out if red really is his color (more on that enigmatic bombshell to come…)?
E. all of the above.
Leave your answers in the comments section. Other speculations as to my whereabouts and activities (past, present, and future) are also welcome. All winners will receive the ultimate prize of “Total Consciousness”.
But seriously, my friends. I’m off again! In just about 12 hours, my brother, sister-in-law, and sweet, sweet niece will be dropping me off at Denver International Airport. From there I’m heading off to western China for three weeks, then down to Bylakuppe in south India for a two year stay at Namdroling monastery.
There, I’ll be working out the finer points of Tibetan grammar while keeping a close eye on the tree line of the jungle for signs of cobras, leopards, and gianormous insects.
It’s going to be an amazing trip. One sure to be filled with magic, mystery, tropical heat, fear, loathing, and possibly even a glimpse of enlightenment.
But whatever is in store, I’m looking forward to sharing the journey with you.
So stay tuned and stay in touch. I’ll be back with more as soon as I can…