A Monk's Initiation
I have a talent for getting lost. This talent has taken me to places that I would never have found on a tourist map. I’ve met people who had rarely seen Americans, and taken part in experiences that were not intended for foreigners. I’ll go in the wrong direction, arrive at the wrong temple, eat dinner at the wrong restaurant, maybe even spend the night in the wrong hotel.
This talent led to a transformational experience on my first trip to Thailand.