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.

… anoth­er sound […] swelling now deaf­en­ing, insis­tent, the sound of sec­onds pass­ing, of an approach­ing, inevitable mid­night.

This is the end. It’s time to go.

Many of these sash tarps line the beach.

This ice cream ad made me laugh.

I seal Midnight’s Children Book One and have lunch.

This is Corinne at break­fast.

Our drink of choice is soda with lemon, salt and black pep­per.

I go for a walk while Corinne is off doing her nails.

I make a men­tal note to write more let­ters.

I enjoyed the messi­ness of this scene.

I noticed more and more tourists.

South India is not espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar for surf­ing, but it does get good waves.

The beach is named after this light­house.

A mem­ber of the fruit-lady brigade goes on the prowl.

Used for mantra repetion, a Hindu mala has 108 beads.

This is Kerala Fried Corinne (or KFC).

Like most east­ern cul­tures, India ven­er­ates age.

Namaste: The light in me sees the light in you.

DAY THIRTY SNAPSHOTS • Click on each image for a larg­er view.

Snapshots tak­en on my phone.

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samsam googoo April 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I loved every single word of this experience <3

The last snapshot gave me goose bumps...

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Meedo April 29, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Me too when I was posting it.

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samsam googoo April 30, 2010 at 12:50 am

I loved every single word of this experience <3

The last snapshot gave me goose bumps...

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Meedo April 30, 2010 at 12:51 am

Me too when I was posting it.

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Nadzo April 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm

i second samsam googoo's experience, in both the loving and the goose-bumping.
namaste

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Meedo April 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I'm sure there's a less wordy way of putting it, but it's late and I'm functioning on 5% brain capacity: You and samsam googoo (and everyone who's been following) have made the experience of writing about the experience as worthwhile as the experience itself. x

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Nadzo May 1, 2010 at 1:48 am

i second samsam googoo's experience, in both the loving and the goose-bumping.
namaste

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Meedo May 1, 2010 at 1:52 am

I'm sure there's a less wordy way of putting it, but it's late and I'm functioning on 5% brain capacity: You and samsam googoo (and everyone who's been following) have made the experience of writing about the experience as worthwhile as the experience itself. x

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