Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Reverence

A lot of things can and do cause me frustration in India. I am not used to so much bureaucracy, to so many delays to get simple things done, to so much corruption and to so many double meanings. Interestingly many Indian friends I have here share such frustrations in abundance. Despite all of this, I welcome many things about coming here - in particular those rare individuals who are alive to reverence. Such people are rare anywhere - but in India where there is reverence, it is very real and very powerful. Perhaps far more so than any place I have so far ventured.