Tag Archives: India

A Spiritual Awakening (Expat Week #081)

I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God. … Continue reading

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Seeing Without Seeing (Expat Week #065)

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. ~Jonathan Swift Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius I have been struggling with writers block the past few weeks. It wasn’t until a few days ago … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Rose – A Child Laid to Rest (Expat Week #043)

For some moments in life there are no words.  ~David Seltzer I saw a tiny rose carried by her father and I wept. I saw a rose without thorns placed in a dirt hole and I wept. I saw the face … Continue reading

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Betwixt Two Worlds (Expat Week #38)

Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge. ~Lord Byron I was up before the sun today. More accurately, I was awake most of the night capturing only a few hours sleep … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Safety India Style (India Week #034)

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~Edward Abbey I am amazed at some of the trivial incidents that cause an uproar in the 1st world. … Continue reading

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Masked Maidens (India Week #033)

Masks are elaborate and everyone has one. It takes a while to get to know people. This doesn’t make them mysterious, it makes them like everyone else. ~Donna Lynn Hope I don’t recall seeing them on my initial visit almost 7 … Continue reading

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My First Diwali (India Week #032)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller Diwali, the festival of lights, is a five day festival and THE big holiday in India, … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Seasons? (India Week #031)

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.                         … Continue reading

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A Mind Once Stretched (India – Week #026)

The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   Have you ever stopped to consider that an eternity, one’s destiny, can change in the blink of an eye? Just yesterday, I … Continue reading

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The Traveling Companion (Expat – Week #025)

This one goes out to the one I love. This one goes out to the one I’ve left behind. ~R.E.M.   I tend to travel alone. I have hiked through the Moab canyons alone because I needed time to steep in … Continue reading

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