On my recent trip to Asia with my graduate school cohort there were many moments of shared fun and memories we will all treasure. Two in particular stand out for me.
Korean War Memorial – Seoul
Being at the Korean War Memorial was pretty powerful. Admittedly I didn’t know much about the history of the war or the role the US and other countries played. Heck, I didn’t even realize we still had a military presence in Korea until I started doing research for this trip! Sad, but true.
Drew and I took a moment to share our thoughts on what we were feeling (with the trip, the memorial, grad school and life in general). We found ourselves at The Drop and both were profoundly affected by it.
Summer Palace – Beijing
Chris V and I were casually walking along chatting at the Summer Palace when we heard music in the distance. I said ‘where is that coming from?’ Chris said ‘I think it’s from behind those trees. You want to go check it out?’ Well, of course I did. So we made our way quickly up a hill, through some trees, not exactly on a path, until we found the source. It was an outside church and the people were completely filled with the spirit of God. It was an amazing sight to see and experience.
Sometimes you have to wander off the beaten path and take an extra moment. These are the times that you can experience the extraordinary. And find those moments shared.