A humble wandering monk…

September 4, 2014

A Border Town Chica (girl) and a humble Wandering Monk…what could they possibly have in common?  It was a delight to see Lobsang Tenzin of Pahala, Hawaii at my gallery last week.  He came in to tell me how much he was enjoying reading my book, Pink Elephants and Chocolate Éclairs, Memoir of a Border Town Chica (girl).  He enjoys a reading each night and said, “You are so kind and considerate of the readers…” by making each story short and easy to read.  He loved all the descriptions of the food and also liked my writing style which he said “takes the reader along the storyline with ease”.  He was so grateful to have been loaned my book by Reverend Jiko of the Daifukuji Soto Mission located in Honalo, Hawaii.


The Border Town Chica (girl) and the Wandering Monk have abundant life experiences that are interconnected.  Lobsang Tenzin has spent most of his adult monk life translating scriptures and was inspired by my “little” book to begin thinking about his own journey in life that he may one day write about.  I was humbled to receive his kind words and think that somehow I might be a small part of what sets him on his own writing journey.  Of course I encouraged him to begin writing about his life right away because “if not here, where and if not now, when?”