March 2010

Day thirty: Midnight

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Our last day in India begins with the final chap­ter of Midnight’s Children Book One, enti­tled Tick Tock. Like a mantra, the words ring in my head as the 12 a.m. hour of our depar­ture draws inex­orably close.

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Day twentynine: Sleep

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March brings with it my first day out­side the Ashram, with Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam cush­ion­ing my return to the real world. After 28 days of vedan­tic life per­fect­ly syn­chro­nized with the cal­en­dar dates of February, my mon­th, the mon­th of love, I’m now on bor­rowed time. 

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