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I feel absolutely miserable at the moment, but it could be worse.

     I had my surgery today. My body is completely aware of it. If I hadn’t gotten that prescription to treat the pain I would be miserable. I am fully aware of the fact that this post probably makes me seem like a drug addict, but at the present moment I am genuinely appreciative of the fact that I have something to help me feel better.
     The surgery went well, I am told. There were no complications, and the doctor was able to treat that which needed to be treated. I marvel at anesthesia, because I understood I would be asleep, but the fact that I was unaware of the passage of time amazed me. Mind you, I’ve never had surgery before in my life, so I didn’t know what to expect. I got a purple hospital band, which is awesome, because it matched my shirt and shoes (before I was forced to remove them). I was able to eat after the surgery. My mother didn’t think I would want to, but when I first woke up it just felt like menstrual cramps (and honestly I have felt worse). My mom got the privilege of seeing my internal organs. She seemed thrilled. I don’t know that I would be all to happy about that myself, and I was glad to be unconscious when that happened.

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Special thanks to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in Denver for feeding me lunch and letting me take pictures this past summer.

     Today is Hare Krishna Appreciation Day. This is because I went to a Krishna temple in Denver, so I know a little about them. A few things to note about Hare Krishas: 1. They like George Harrison and the Beatles. This is because Harrison donated millions of dollars to ISKCON. 2. They do not sell flowers. This is actually disappointing. I wanted to buy some. 3. They are vegetarians. They do not eat egg products, but they do drink dairy. This is because apparently Krishna’s favorite animal is the cow and he likes how they give milk. 4. They are very friendly and welcoming people. 5. They let you take pictures of their deities. They don’t mind at all. I asked to take pictures of the outside of the building, and they told me I should get some pictures of the deities inside as well. 6. Take your shoes off when entering the temple. I actually knew this beforehand, so I didn’t look ignorant.  
      It was an interesting visit. They invited me to come to their festival the next day, but I couldn’t make it. However they did ask me to stay for lunch. It was delicious.

Here are some pictures I took while I was there 

The guru next to a statue of the man who brought Hare Krishna to the United States

Infant Krishna Battles a demon

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It is important to note that I am not a follower of Hare Krishna. I went to the temple to learn more about the world and see different perspectives, as I believe peace can be achieved by trying to understand our differences and similarities, not fearing them. I would welcome everyone to do the same.

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