August 5, 2009

Hampi






Finished a book today. Road across a river. Walked barefoot in mud. Took photos. Ate vegetarian South Indian cuisine. Wrote some postcards. Thought about friends and family back home and wondered what they were doing. Watched a large monkey steal bananas and a coconut from a street vendor. Watched the female street vendor throw rocks at the monkey. Saw a small child go #2 on a public street while her mother held her hands. Met locals. Gave thanks for the beautiful weather. Saw a ton of peaceful cows. Received stares and smiles from strangers. Embraced the country that is India as it welcomes us. It is not the easiest place to understand or even begin to understand but it is a facinating place and I am eternally grateful to be here. Peace.