Only an hour until I leave for the airport. Nowhere near India and I am already immersed in the “muddle and mystery” of the place. We have read so much and many of us have watched lots of films and talked to both South Asians and those well-traveled there. I watched A Passage to India [...]
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A quick note before a bunch of us take off for India. Lots of preparation – reading, movies, visa, shots, packing, repacking. But how does one prepare emotionally for India? I don’t know. I am going, I hope, with an open heart and mind and no expectations of making sense of India. l am sure I [...]
I (Gary Schoepfel) am afflicted with an advanced case of wanderlust. So, when Ann Kirkland mentioned Vietnam, I found myself accepting before she completed her invitation to accompany another Classical Pursuit’s trip. “Of course, of course” was my immediate and enthusiastic response. After accepting, I took pause. “Vietnam.” Hmmm? The word had a Rorschach-like effect [...]