Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Winds of Change

I haven't been here in a while. But that's because I have been everywhere else. Five cities and two countries. And a couple of stops in-between. Not to mention many worlds. It's been really quite a fantastic, phantasmic month. And I have written a dissertation.

In the middle of all the seriousness, I also found laughter, grinning teeth, endless merriment and mindless joy. I climbed a hill, played games, flirted some, flirted some more, wore new clothes and ran in the rain. Much cheese and no irony. And such good food. Varan with dollops of ghee, piping hot pepper rasam, crispy bhindi, light as gossamer rotis, viscuous onion sambar and endless cups of filter coffee. Also kulfi, also puran poli, also many sticky laddoos.

And then I came back and wore a sari, all pinned up and defended a dissertation. And it was good. Really.

So now, I sit counting time, making lists, drawing roadmaps and checking plans. For I must move. To a new city, a new life, and a new community. Most exciting.

Do watch this space. But until then, this is how I feel...

Shimmering Substance; Jackson Pollock
1946, Oil on canvas, 30 1/8 x 24 1/4 in.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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