At the base of the Sitri temple near Pushkar, Sandeep calls you to his desert cafe to watch him prepare three kinds of chai, one with milk, one with mint another with mint and lemon. I wrote more about this encounter in my post, Delhi / Pushkar days 3 & 4.
A boy in Pushkar, India, fixing a pillow covering for a customer. I think you might agree, his sewing is performance art.
Some of the moments surrounding the wedding of my dear nephew, Christian, and his beloved partner, Cameron. Family and friends wish them life's bounty as they build their life together. Zwika, Spencer, Sam, Pam, Orly, Omer, Natan, Liat, Jane, and Art, unable to join us in person, were very much with us in spirit.
This video is a sampling of sounds from Pushkar, an especially musical place in India.
Women on the dusty road sing a cappella, wedding guests dance and process to marching bands, pilgrims call and respond in a mountain temple, a chanter rings a bell to gather the faithful.
When you are the creator of the universe and drop a tear or a lotus leaf in the desert, you will not be surprised that Hindu pilgrims flock to the lake that springs up there. Nor will you wonder when, chanting and singing, they’re drawn to its waters to bathe. Shrines and temples won’t surprise you either.
What about tourists who come and take incense and prayer bowls and pictures of monkeys and videos home to remember you by? I suspect you are taking us all in benevolent stride.
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