Friday, August 21, 2009

India ... December 2008

I always said that India would be the last place in the world that I would visit.
I always said I'd visit Australia before visiting India... but when India beckoned, I found myself willingly succumbing to her...

A thousand times we've heard the story, a thousand times we've rolled our eyes.... but only when we truly behold the magic of India can we nod our heads and agree that India is breathtakingly beautiful and heartbreakingly poor.

A country ravaged by colonialism, ravaged by religion, ravaged by poverty, ravaged by nature still glows like an old yellow diamond... priceless, loved, tarnished. India demands certain criteria from its inhabitants, you will not survive without a deeply spiritual root, without the love of and for your fellow man and without the love of curry.