Tag Archives: India

Being Brought Low

Living in India for nine years, you see difficult things—sights and experiences there are few words to adequately describe, that must be experienced to be grasped, and even then, can barely be comprehended. When you see the multitudes of families … Continue reading

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Drawing Up From Great Roots

Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is final –Rainer Maria Rilke In a short time from now, I’ll be moving from India. After nearly a decade in this country, I won’t live here … Continue reading

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The Found Art of Hampi, India

A plain dotted with trees and scattered with boulders, Hampi in the Indian state, Karnataka, is a beautiful landscape. My recent visit there during the Diwali holiday allowed me to wander into India’s rural outback, and to laze against sun heated granite by the Tungabhadra River. … Continue reading

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The Multiple Worlds and Wonders of India

Of all that God has shown me, I can speak just the smallest word, not more than a honeybee takes on her foot from an overspilling jar.   —Mechthild of Magdeburg To live in India, and to ponder what it is … Continue reading

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Living In the Borderlands, Nicholas Samaras’s Poetry, Hands of the Saddlemaker

Most days we move through a world of familiar routines, often with unsurprising outcomes. The past few days I spent time with friends who own a house in Peschio, a tiny village situated above Alvito, Italy, a small community located … Continue reading

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A Study in Yellow With Lemons and Citron

PRIMAVERA AMARILLO Juan Ramon Jimenez  Abril venia, lleno todo de flores amarillas amarillo el arroyo amarillo el vallado, la colina, el sementario de los ninos el huerto aquel donde el amor vivia. El sol unjia de amarillo el mundo, con sus luces … Continue reading

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Going Wild–Walking Out Into Nature

“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is … Continue reading

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