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i walked with you through the garden of uncertainty where the weeping willows sway, where the sun stays trapped in twilight — we interlocked. we waited while the armies marched, while the sirens sang, and the waves threatened to crush the rocks. we waited until the fog sliced; till the sun showed…

What Country Am I In?

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My life in the States is like many others who are middle-income and raising children. I wake up early to get my kids on the school bus. I work hard when they are in school. After school I juggle their activities, my remaining work and dinnertime. Bedtime finally comes and after I…

Wet Night, Sunny Morn

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Last night we went out to meet the Tamil/Dominican couple we first got to know on my last visit. The power went out yesterday about noon and as of 7:00 it still had not returned. So we had to get ready in the dark, using the flashlight from my cell phone to…

Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God, part 2

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The Ramayana as a guidebook for love. India is a land of great love stories and epic adventures and one of the greatest is the Ramayana, an epic poem on the scale of Homer’s The Odyssey, the Ramayana tells the story of Prince Rama, destined for the throne, who was unjustly exiled…

Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God, part 1

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Retracing the Ramayana Through India, Historical Perspective India has two great epic stories in its history. One is the Mahabharata and the other is the Ramayana. I first became aware of the story of the Ramayana through my ex. Rama is hiss idol, so I figured it was worth reading up on Rama’s…