Sunday, February 29, 2004

I have successfully inverted day and night this past week. Since landing in Bombay I did not go to bed before 6AM and I often slept off most of the day. My evenings were spent shooting photos, cooking, watching movies, hours of amazing conversation, and touching base with myself. I arrived in Dehli this morning, and I am pretty well oriented at the moment. Tomorrow, day will return to being my day, and I will set out in search of novelty and adventure at least it seems that way right now. I have tried to get the cooking wheels in motion, and with any luck I'll be all setup before Wednesday or so. For those of you who don't know what I speak of, I met a wonderful guy named Trilochan who offered to teach me some about Kashmiri cooking.

There are really so many wonderful and intense interactions I am involved in that it rarely comes through in this format. I have not been devoted to this journal as other bloggers I have seen. I will be making an effort to try and convey some more of what has been going on with me. This will be greatly facilitated by residing in one house for the next bit.

Sunday, February 22, 2004

The tone of my trip is changing. I thought some time back about my photo equipment, and for the second time in my travels I am making a transition. Originally, I didn’t want to bring my Nikon SLR because of its size. Now is different than before, and surprisingly my bag has less stuff in it; that’s a pleasant change. I’ve outfitted myself with the proper film and I’m heading out for more adventures. Many people have asked what it is that I do while I am away, and I always have a difficult time answering. I do many things: some that get in my way and others that I choose. Whatever the path, it always winds to a vivid rhythm. Soon another plane, but not before a delicious meal with my love.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

It's a late night running non-stop. Started at it all early this morning with a DD coffee and that long train to work. I sat next to a young father with his daughter in between us. As he was interested in learning the progress amongst the democratic hopefuls, she sat and observed the world around her silently. Perhaps she was thinking some and being some; although, it was unclear to me. Then her father took her hand silently some 20-25 minutes later, and they rarely exchanged words. It was a peculiar relationship for me to witness. I'm sometimes, although infrequently, with people who are busy working on other stuff. I like transportation time to yak. Speaking of the Democratic hopefuls, as the world turns Deans blog promises more action in the upcoming presidential struggle. I found a quote on Words on a page with a great quote for today: I am neither Democrat or Republican. I am a proud member of "The ABB Party," Anybody But Bush. Although, many democrats find themselves in a similar position.

D and I hit up the Columbus Circle Whole Foods again tonight. I have been in town for nine evenings now, and I have been to that grocery store four times. I am commited to changing what I eat for the better. I would rather go out less and do far less things on account of having divine and fresh food. A little Jamba Juice also helped poor Brian's cold along. Immunity booster works like a charm! This is one of several more evenings I have in New York. I have extended my time here through Sunday afternoon. There are more conversations to be had with D, pops, and co. As well, I need to spend a bit more time completing the work tasks I arranged for the time I am here. All in all this has been a wonderful visit. New York fits like a glove. My buddy David told me a good one the other day. He tells me there is a guy with five penises, and somebody asks, "How do your pants fit?" Well, there you have it. Lots of love to everyone.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

The wind has blown again, and this time I find myself at home. I am resting in New York for some time. I have come home to be with my love. I didn't even tell her that I was coming. The stunned look on her face could have continued either way, but she was elated. We are at a juncture where actions and words all attest; my actions this week have been well received. It has been a long time away, and we have matters of the heart to attend to. Being home about two days now, there is no doubt this is best possible thing I could have done for my relationship. People have been tossing around the addage 'Distance makes the heart' in my different lights. Well, distance has been straining on communication, and as I wrote not too long ago, there is little that compares with a face to face, hello. Today, I am glowing as I say, 'I love you.'

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Alright, I am back on track with this blogging action. I dropped off the surface for a little while. In part I felt the world in motion; that combined with not being able to properly control my new webhosts it has taken me a few attempts. Everything seems to be in order. This is a test.