I left Colorado mid October. Plan was that Ayya Dhammadhira and I would travel together for a week then I would start a meandering trip on the West Coast that included visiting Mom, and many teaching engagements in Oregon and northern and southern California. The last stop and a deeply cherished one was the Kathina ceremony at the Karuna Buddhist Vihara that Ayya Santussika leads. Ayya Dhammadhira and I were going to meet up there and travel home together the next day. Kathina did happen and with 7 Bhikkhunis present was a very inspiring event. But plans don’t always work out as planned. I’m still in California.