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Jeff Mordan

Amazing. Just amazing.

Kare Anderson

It all depends on your perspective, methinks, looking at that experience as you did. One could see the joy and color or the poverty and contamination.
Thanks for this jewel fo a site... In your ideas, I always find ways to accomplish more with others

Opportunity is often inconvenient.

Remember the many
compartments of the heart,
the seed of what is
possible. So much of who
we are is defined by
the places we hold for each
other. For it is not our ingenuity
that sets us apart, but our
capacity for love, the
possibility our way will
be lit by grace. Our hearts
prisms, chiseling out the
colors of pure light.

Roger von Oech

Jeff: Yes, it was amazing.

Kare: "Opportunity is often inconvenient." How true!

Stephen Denny

Roger: I see no Ball O' Whacks here. What's happening?

My father was a great fan of Benares, too, having shot a film there many years ago back in his documentary days.

I'll make sure I visit the next time I'm in India.

Roger von Oech

Stephen: The Ball of Whacks was in prototype form then (and I left it in the hotel).

Interesting about your father. What sorts of documentaries did (does?) he make? Are they still available?


Interesting convergence-- I read this entry yesterday, then this morning heard a segment about Varanasi on NPR this morning.

One thing that stuck out: one local man spoke of drinking and bathing in the water frequently, which was far from pure by our standards. "Mere water can be polluted," the narrator says, drawing from the Hindu belief that the Ganges River is India's "mother waters." "Yes the river's polluted," says the local man, "but the goddess cannot be defiled; a mother cannot be impure." Many of the locals might be acclimated to any "bugs," but the narrator implied many others-- not local-- are not sickened.

So...did you perchance sample the waters?

Roger von Oech

Shelbey: Thanks for the question (and concern). No, I did not drink any Ganges water. But I felt cleansed anyway.


Those are amazing pictures. Beauty can be found anywhere.


This is good that we are able to take the loan and it opens completely new chances.

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