Thursday, October 30, 2008

God's Own Country

Sorry, I know I haven't posted recently... Just settling into Kochin and settling with the fact that these are really my last days in India. Kerala has been a dream, even when I felt like giving up. The people were so friendly and the friends were like family. Maybe one day West will meet East. But until then...I'm goin' back to BROOKLYN!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's Cowboy Season Out Here...

...And I'm Mae West in that f'd up saloon in Dodge City!

Eastern Stars

In Kerala, family is important. And in Kumily I came to understand how two families can show mad love to a total stranger.

The First family was an extremely poor Hindu family who lived next door to my homestay. Whatever they could give me they gave. It's about a peoples character...not their caste.

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But the Raj of all families has to be the Jans! A middle class Muslim family, the Jans own a business run by their amazing son Akbar Ali. From four hour conversations about life, the world, and spirituality, to laughing in the living room over black tea and poori. They have given me more than a girl could ask for and I miss being a member of their family. Now they are members of mine. (From the top: Baba, Mamma Mumtaaz, my big sister Bismi, and Ali!)

The young Krishna, Ali. A gem in my heart

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Travelin' Light

In Munnar

Rainy, sad, missing my Kumily fam.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Mother...

...sent this to me (and said it made her cry, lol).

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Me as a baby! (and I have no idea what that is in my hair)

"I love you. You are not a beggar. You are a child of the universe waiting for the ancestors to bestow your inheritance upon you. One day it shall be revealed. They are waiting until you are ready."

Thanx Mom!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Word to Bjork!

Friday, October 3, 2008


So yeah, I broke my fasting...But it was for a good cause!

The other night before Gandhi's B-day, the big homie Abbas (in the red) brought me out to eat with the fellas. And the meal wouldn't be complete with out Chi!

Got a chance to kick some ill knowledge with the guys about the Tamahu and the wonders of melanin! They were up on their game...but check some moor eats.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Most Beautifulest Thing In This World...

The Young Empress Opal in her Kathakali stance

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...looks just like that!

Colossal Insights

Yesterday the insight came
and shattered me so deeply I went insane.
I screamed and wailed and noone came.
I cried out, soaking wet, naked, pleading to go back.
Remembering childhood tears of the same.
And all the while the God in me was watching,
patient, loving, and tame...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Come Together

Word To Anna May!

Before Tina was a "Private Dancer"

Session Shots

The guys just posted up pic of the listening session. Again, thanx to everyone who came out to Yume! Really great vibes...and it only gets better! Check these photos taken by Daniel Warrington. You can peep some other shots at ALIEN Magazine. Thanx Quan!

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My favorite BK Boys!