“India leaves her mark on her guests in a most haunting compelling and often surprising way. I suspect that even now you are trying to figure out how to get back there!” (A comment response to me from Ninagrandiose’s Blog soon after I returned home after four months in India.
Bingo, Nina! From my “About” page in response to my feelings about my first trip to India.
I am so thrilled to be back in India, and to be here with these amazing people. To describe how India casts a spell on her visitors has been hard to articulate, though much easier and clearer by experience. Just this last week, speaking with a blogger friend Shaun Gibson,about his response to my postings ( he has not visited India) as well my own feelings about India have gelled to make a clearer word picture of my feelings on India. Today, I thought I would share these with you, my blogger friends.
I am truly blessed to be here in this ancient land beside these gentle and kind people, walking for another little time along side and among them. The majority of the Indian people we see, meet, and mingle with are happy just for life and breath ,not because of what they have. They have little next to nothing of material goods and yet they smile and are happy. They take great pleasure in the simple things of life, celebrating at festivals, dancing for every imaginable chance, and flying kites. It is the only country on the face of the earth where there are so many religions practiced while coexisting more or less peaceably and the only country where almost 100% of the population practices a faith system. This they do by choice and tradition and I believe their peaceful and calm spirit in the midst of the chaos that is India, is because of their faith.
Indians are not happy because of what they have, own,have power over, or possess. . . .
We in the West could learn much from a visit to India . . . . .