Archive for April, 2009

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

From Haridwar

April 23, 2009 Ganga Ma bathed us today. And we now sit in an orchard of jackfruit, guava, mango, mulberry, and a chipmunk experimenting with sitting on Ankurbhai’s knee (whose new pilgrim name is Swami Poojitji) [ie Just Poojit] Tomorrow we walk, really walk, packs and all, and you all, Beloveds, come with us. Love, […]

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

From Udaipur

[Please think of this picture as lying down — its head to the right… -tara] April 16, 2009 Shikshantar is fertile for imagination; an ocean sunrise can be green. Denali and I, trying not to wonder what would have been if we had spent our 7 months here, but grateful for at least two days, […]

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Monday, April 27th, 2009

from Rajasthan: 18 April 2009

[From Ankurbhai, Malavika, Denali] Rajasthan is made of ROCKS. That’s why the meals are so hearty and the people so hale — even their turbans and veils are crafted folds of stone and the sun is flaming granite. We are inspired everywhere we turn. MKSS (organization for workers and farmers) is a portrait of humble […]

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Monday, April 20th, 2009

from jaipur

Here I sit again. Perched on the edge of a plastic chair, ready for the next hot wind of destiny. We’re in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Malavika, Denali, and myself. Surrounded by heat and moustaches and rocks and the clay-cooled buttermilk of the Indian summer. Rajasthan is made of rocks. Hard smooth faces, their beauty as regal […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2009

jobs up north

beauty is devotion a parade of angels below my neem tree northward bound. its entirely too hot in india and i still dont have my own mobile phone or my own anything for that matter in a storm of blessings and a billion souls any letters should now be sent to: Ankurbhai (swamiji) c/o SAMVAD […]

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

laPresents Now

It’s Wednesday in India, and how. I just wrote the following on a blue aerogram, originally a letter to Joe and Lisa and their new baby back in Sequim, but suddenly transformed into the Closest Paper At Hand this afternoon. As I’m trying to explain why, ever since arriving in India 13 days ago, I’ve […]

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Monday, April 6th, 2009

The Heart is Right to Love

I saw a woman as old And wrinkled as devotion Not even teeth keep her from God I’ve been one week in it, with Mukeshananda, the Santaram Mandir, Nadiad, Gujarat, India, Mangoland, Earthbound. Barely. Trying to make sense of the teaching. The teaching is a radially-symmetric hydra of joy. It’s impossible to know where to […]

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