I miss hearing people say 'beach' and mean the ocean, not a body of calm, fresh water, with no waves, crabs or rock pools.
I miss the sun!
I miss walking on sea sand, so hot it curls your toes.
After wearing snow boots for the past 2 and a half months, I miss wearing my flip-flops.
I miss the awesome stream of association that is constantly flowing through Durban - Indradyumna Swami, BB Govinda Swami, Kadamba Kanana Swami, Lokanath Swami, Partha Sarathi das Goswami, Kavicandra Swami, Devamrita Swami, Bhakti Caru Swami...the list goes on.
I miss the amazing festivals, oceans of sweetness, that deepened my Krsna consciousness and urged me on to become a better devotee.
I miss my Gurudeva.
And most of all, I miss Their beautiful smiling faces...
*Sigh* Oh to be under the African sun again, at the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath.
Distance and separation have a funny way of making you more absorbed in and attached to that which you are away from.
I'm looking forward to the next time I get to have Their darshan - when next I do see Them, I plan on savoring every single precious moment.