bali marketplace / by Jillian Sipkins

Justin and I took a honeymoon in Bali, which turned out to be one of my new favorite places on Earth. I had never been to a Hindu country until this trip, and what I saw/learned shook up the dust a little bit in my dark, atheist heart. We were only there for a little over a week, but it became apparent to me that this was a group of people with a shared, deep seated peacefulness. I hate to make sweeping generalizations in any direction, but one of the foundations of Hinduism--giving--was present in everyone we interacted with.