Tag Archives: India

I am a Snail

It’s time for my indulgent “I’ve left India” post. I have lived a life rich in hellos and goodbyes. I have considered myself as a snail – moving slowly and steadily and carrying my home on my back. My home … Continue reading

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Mumbai right now is heat and dust. So I escaped to Srinagar, up on the Northwestern border of India, near Pakistan and at the foothills of the Himalayas. I felt guilty, but I caved to my needs for cold weather, … Continue reading

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Will I remember the Crows

Will I remember the crows? The crows that fill mornings with yearning,┬áhungry cries? Their sleek black feathers like the silk ribbon around a French noble woman’s throat. Will I remember the dogs? Fat and sleepy, laying in the sun like … Continue reading

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I comfort myself

I comfort myself in the mornings When the sun strains through the haze A sickly yellow against a nectarine sky As I breathe through the fabric wrapped loosely over my hair and nose As I alternate between holding my breath … Continue reading

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Invisible Cities

“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales

Living in India is like living in a fairy tale.A Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale. Last week we were let out of school half a day early so we could beat the traffic home in preparation for Ganpati Bappa. It was … Continue reading

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