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Choicelessness

Choicelessness

I’m feeling fat. Bloated. My fingers are twice their size with water retention and my face too. I look terribly ‘healthy’, to quote a compliment often received from a well-meaning Indian aunt. I could curl up and hide under the dinner table forever. That way I’ll...

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Beingness

Beingness

I am, I am then the world is. When I say I am here I do not mean me as the personality but as the beingness from which the personality derives its existence. I spent more than two decades being a spiritual seeker. Ten years of which were more intense and devoted...

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And So On

And So On

Questions. Questions arise in the mind. Often my reaction is to reach out, to speak to a like-minded friend. To discuss, to brainstorm, as one would say. But some questions have no conclusive answer. They do not appear to be enquiring into facts, and yet they seem to...

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A Package from India

A Package from India

She stood naked against the cold bathroom wall, silently watching him struggle over and over in front of the dressing mirror. Walking to him, she stretched her arms out towards his neck. She knew he would flinch at her touch. But she couldn’t help herself. Deftly she...

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Bewildered Jungle

Bewildered Jungle

It’s common in India to have servants and yes, we still refer to them as such. Socially correct labels - those are reserved for company when the room’s abuzz with guests. Staff, help, housekeeper we choose our words with care, lest anyone overhears how we dare speak...

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Soak, Rinse and Spin

Soak, Rinse and Spin

There's something I both love and hate about an afternoon nap. Or a mid-morning rest after I’ve been up pretty much most of the night. I do this often. Stay awake through the night, sleeping only a few hours at best. Doing nothing special in the hours I’m awake....

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A Colour Palette

A Colour Palette

Gray and brown. Just colors. The huge waves of a monsoon ocean as they crash against a rough, sandy beach. A dull, dusk sky as it heaves against the intense desert heat. The tarred road meandering through muddy pathways that rest carelessly on either side. Gray and...

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Benevolent Grace

Benevolent Grace

In these days of an isolated living, I have vivid dreams. Concerns replay themselves; unresolved past issues keep raising their voice and I often wake with a pain in my heart. But I've been here before and the pain has passed. The particularities change, new anxieties...

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A Bad Hair Day

A Bad Hair Day

On a ledge in the corner of our guest bathroom sits a bunch of white roses in a tall blue ceramic vase. They add a pretty relief to the otherwise functionality of the space, which also houses the washing machine hidden neatly under a marble enclosure. But not quite....

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Another Day in Leh

Another Day in Leh

A little update/thought on our upcoming Ladakh trip. It is presently snowing in Ladakh, so we expect the temperatures to be cool. Daytime around the low 20's and nights will be cold, even nearing 0 degrees. The hotel has heating so you will be plenty warm. Do carry...

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