Friday 12 June 2015, this day feels like it has been indelibly drawn into my memory and will forever more be marked as the day I came of age in a spiritual sense. Why is today so special I pre-empt with my answer – I saw the Dalai Lama and heard him laugh and it made me feel the same way I feel when a baby laughs. It is a special feeling and one I wish I could bottle and sell for I would make millions. But, alas, I cannot bottle my feelings and the mere use of the English language does little to justify the feelings of love, excitement and compassion I have bubbling inside. There is also somewhat of a sick feeling at the realization that the Dalai Lama is really one of a kind and a hopeful endeavour to emanate him can only ever be but a mere reflection of the light that he shines in the world.