Time Warp • 19 March 2009

Two practices later.

Plus: two trips to office hours, five coconuts, two trips to the textile store, five intense conversations over a meal that cost pennies and tasted divine, one car fire and traffic jam, eight rickshaw rides, one rolfing session for a freaky knee, one long afternoon at the Southern Star, one wild goose chase around Laksmipuram with a lost driver, one marriage proposition, a lot of unanswered email, one lime soda with the sweet on the side, two significant realizations, twelve conversations about local divination services, four new scarves picked up for under $3 each and used to cover the shoulders, four moments of meaningful eye contact with Saraswati, two nervous chortles from Sharath, three walks with Eeyore, 20 or so new acquaintances, five overheard conversations in which women were gossiped about for being jealous (so telling), eight overheard conversations in which advanced practice was described as a thing of beauty and prestige that everyone wants to have (so boring), four power outages, two sets of dropbacks that bound low rather than high, one trip to Coffee Day, one trip to Barista, two go-rounds with the cell phone guy, one bug bite, 100 new freckles, two achey trapeziuses, two pranayama practices, three dreams of the cybershala, and one small small world.



  • V
    Posted 19 March 2009 at 1:37 pm | #

    I’m enjoying having you to the right of my timezone! If/when you meet Tina, can you give her a hug from me?

  • Posted 19 March 2009 at 1:55 pm | #

    Wow, I feel like you have done more in two days than I did in a month there. You’re staying at Alia’s right? Javier is a very close friend, tell him you know me. I’ll send him an email now, I forgot to tell him when we skyped yesterday.

    You seem quite settled, in a weird way, like you are taking the bull by the horns and making the most of your time. I mean, not that I wasn’t, but I had a bit more time. 🙂 Email me if you need anything…I miss it there (that dirty, smelly polluted place).xo

  • Posted 19 March 2009 at 3:14 pm | #

    Am loving your updates about your trip and can’t wait to hear what happens next.


  • Posted 19 March 2009 at 3:19 pm | #

    The nugget of Owl is still there; your commentary, “(so boring),” is very much in the spirit of “Thing X is SO 1995” which drew me in here in the first place. Swim on!

  • chitta vritti
    Posted 19 March 2009 at 4:14 pm | #

    love, love, loving this!

    (is Eeyore there with you??? xxxxx to both of you 🙂

  • Posted 19 March 2009 at 6:12 pm | #

    By the way, you’ve only had 5 coconuts?? C’mon!!! 🙂 I had four in 15 minutes once…drink some for me please! I can’t bring myself to pay $2 for two here!

  • Posted 19 March 2009 at 7:42 pm | #

    You keep careful notes. That’s quite impressive.

  • Posted 19 March 2009 at 10:04 pm | #

    Thank God, a Mysore blog I want to read, finally – AND you’re posting so much! Hooray!

  • tova
    Posted 19 March 2009 at 10:52 pm | #

    only ONE marriage proposal??? WTF? 🙂

  • Posted 20 March 2009 at 1:44 am | #

    V, ok. Heading to her place in a couple of hours. Tiff, hi and thank you! Yes I’ve been sucked in quite directly. Finally met Laru a few minutes ago, actually. I am at Alias and like Javier a lot. As for coconuts, I will work on developing a taste for them. To be honest, I don’t know whether I like them. Though the one after practice this morning was delicious because I was so thirsty.

    BTW, everyone, I know there is a lot of email I haven’t read. Sorry! Might not really manage it too well for a while.

    Oh and yes Chitta, Eeyore is right here! I’m going to have tea with him now. Here is the front door to our house!

  • Posted 20 March 2009 at 9:55 am | #

    Oh dear, you are not sure you like fresh coconuts? I dream of them at night, would buy a plane ticket to the first coconut palm beach just to have a fresh coconut. I don’t think it is an acquired taste though. So just have a mango instead, provided that you like those 🙂
    And like everyone else, I am loving your posts. Keep them coming.

  • e&sj
    Posted 20 March 2009 at 8:41 pm | #

    100 freckles? Be careful, when I was there the local ayruvedic authorities put one Irish and quite freckly lad through a lot of rigamorale for his “unusual” skin condition: ephiledes.

  • Posted 22 March 2009 at 1:56 pm | #

    Ack! Yes, many freckles. I have what for me constitutes a bit of a tan. And I’m being won over on the coconut thing, parched practice by practice.

  • Posted 23 March 2009 at 4:00 am | #

    I agree with Katie and Tova!
    Yes, finally.
    And right, only one?
    Really, really loving all of this. You need to be the cyber shala correspondent. We’ll send you on adventures and you will record and report your findings!
    I got a little jealous when I read “two trips to the textile shop”… only my dream come true. Indian textiles = Heaven.

  • Posted 23 March 2009 at 12:24 pm | #

    Ok. I can be the correspondent.

    The silks here are really amazing.

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