Dialects

New Delhi 11:30 p.m., Thor’s day It’s so easy and natural, it happens in a blur of acclimation. My language goes local to make easier my communications with people with often limited or unconventional approaches to English comp. Sara’s been noticing it in our phone conversations. Perfect example tonight speaking with Kamal here at Abracadabra: Me: Kamal…

Grinding On

New Delhi 11 a.m. Can’t say these have been the most inspiring of days. (Though there’s been a few moments.) I quasi-tweaked my back in Jaipur—just one of those funny movements where I felt a sheath of muscle in my mid/upper back suddenly tense and contract and serve notice that any more bad moves would likely…

Au Revoir, Rajasthan. Bon Soir, Delhi!

Freshly arrived back in New Delhi, Midnight Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb, I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from. Don’t even hear the murmur of a prayer It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there. Bob Dylan Can’t say I’ve been looking forward to…