Good bye Scabs 😦
This is the slum around the corner from the apartment. I took the picture from the rooftop. I hadn’t taken any pictures of it at street level because I didn’t want anyone who lives there to see me taking pics of it in case that would make them feel bad. Gokulam is a very nice place for most of the people who live there but there are still those that have very little.
There was a funeral on Main Street today. The body was laid out on the sidewalk and mourners all gathered around. Drums were played, there was a pot of something boiling. It lasted a few hours. No pictures as that would have been inappropriate.
I fed Scabs a bunch of cookies and gave a big bag of treats to another yoga student who also feeds Scabs. Scabs will be in good hands as he (scabs is actually a girl) has many who are looking out for him.
Kevin and I ran into Sara while out and had a nice visit and tea at her place. It was a lovely way to end my last night.
I pray that my travels home will be safe and hassle free. I hope you have enjoyed my blog. I have enjoyed sharing my story.
I am grateful that I had this opportunity and hope to return to Mysore in the near future, maybe for longer than a month. I am grateful for Sharath, his assistants and the community of students at the shala. I am grateful for the people I have met. I am grateful I had Kevin as my partner in crime and my planking photographer. Caroline was a great shopping buddy and Louise a pleasure to share meals with. Sara makes a good cup of tea and is a blast to chat with. Bonnie, my American friend, don’t be surprised if i show up at your door in Beantown when Kino comes around! I met so many great people. I hope I see them all again.