Although I was 12,000 km away on Saturday, I wanted to do something to mark the date of cousin John and Lucy's wedding.
After the necessary consultation with a monk to ask if Saturday was an auspicious day to hang prayer flags (it was!), I went up to one of Thimphu's high points, Sangaygang, to the north of the city, where everyone in town goes to hang prayer flags. On the flags, I wrote "John & Lucy, Toronto, Canada, September 4th 2010, a joyful wedding, a long and happy marriage". I then hoisted the string of flags between two trees. When the wind picks up, my wish will be carried over the mountains and into the sky!