Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife.  
The first question was, "Did you bring joy?"  
The second was, "Did you find joy?"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I am sitting in a hot and dusty internet cafe in Santiniketan, my new home for at least the next two weeks.

The keyboard is finicky and the heat is frying my brain.  So I will wait till I acquire a mobile modem to write too much more.  That should happens sometime this evening.

Till then, know that I have arrived safely in a little town full of artists, intellectuals, cottages built in the 1920s.  Everyone is slightly rumpled.  There are thought bubbles crowding out the trees.  I am riding around on a bicycle.  Sleeping under a mosquito net and I feel, finally, as if I've arrived in the India I'd expected to see.


auntiemao said...

Good to hear from you again! Hooray....xo

Kirstin said...

Now THAT is what I call a perfect tease! xo