A few weeks ago I had the chance to explore India a little and it was certainly an experience.
Looking back I mostly recall being in a harmonious state, balanced and engrossed with my inner thoughts.
In the mornings I would awake to smothering humidity but all was well once I was stood at my balcony, embracing the beautiful gardens I was blessed with and mentally preparing for the new day ahead of me.
Driving around the city, the striking architecture, the mosque filled streets captured my visions entirely.
Flowing through the city, these somewhat adornments, much like the sarees, left me in a state of wonder.
How beautiful it was to be positively captivated.
Surely, given some time however, these fascinations eventually subsided into the background.
Instead, wandering cattle amongst homeless children took centre stage in my mind as some of the harsh realities were illuminated.
Spending most of my evenings laying on the grass, writing my emotions away and cleansing my thoughts, I was caught up in a gaze.
And in this spirit, I roamed the streets, feeling rather bare in the foreign land that was Delhi.
I pondered and gaped through most of my journeys and for sure on the outside, I wasn’t as invisible as I felt.
Lengthy stares from men and women shadowed my path from time to time but I was all too tranquil to acknowledge any of it.
I also fell in love with Israeli artist Idan Raichel whilst in India. This song – Boee (come with me) taken from the Raichel Project album will especially remind me of my experience out there.