February 18-19, 2011 – Interesting Couple of Days-Global Internet Village– Panchakarma Days 21-22
The last couple of days have been interesting, at least for me. First of all, although it is still chilly, the sun has been shining so I have been able to relax comfortably on my rooftop, as I have been quite tired the last two days, something which is expected, and up until now, I have not felt this year. So it was lovely to be able to sit out and read, eat, relax, do needlepoint and enjoy the sunshine at the same time. Cooked my own lunch yesterday as I was finished too early for lunch and didn’t feel like waiting around. My own food is always the best in the end, but it is nice NOT to have to shop, cook and clean up afterwards.
On the way back I found this:
At the entrance to the area I live in and I knew this meant 3 days of lots of noise. Last night it began and I am very thankful that I have good earplugs which block out all noise. Most people up here could not go to sleep until 2 in the morning…tonight and tomorrow it continues!
After eating lunch yesterday, a young girl came up and said she heard about me and wanted to know if she could get a tarot reading and healing session, and I was very happy to be given the opportunity to get back “into things” again. It was a lovely session and another day came to a lovely end.
Today, being Saturday, while having my herbal tea outside the clinic, I got a few shots of the colorful crowds which converge on Rishikesh on weekends to go down to bathe in the Ganga…
You can see more shots in this new facebook album of local life scenes:
Today while at Dr. Arora’s, another client came in to talk to him and after she explained what she needed, he pointed to me and said “SHE is the expert”. And thus began a new career for me….transferring, converting, merging and burning videos from a digital camera. For me it is simple enough to do and the other person was ever so happy. And while doing that, another YOUNG girl came up, saw my laptop, and asked if I knew how to upload photos…I said yes, but would not allow her to put her data stick into my laptop USB port. I’ve had too many problems with viruses to take the chance. So she went to check it out someplace which I recommended, and later, will come up for me to teach her how to compress and upload them!! Never thought I’d be doing THIS in India!
And now a funny story. I won’t go into details as I don’t want to expose people who might not want exposure, but it seems that a certain yoga instructor in America, who is making her first trip to India with her husband this year, has brought me to the attention of the American public via TV interviews. Seems she was interviewed on a national network and mentioned how the internet had helped her to arrange her trip to Rishikesh. Her husband had found MY blog doing a google search and for the last couple of months we have been emailing back and forth. Well, I HAVE been emailing with a nice man from America who is coming with his wife soon, and thought “could this really be me?!?!?”. It has been a pleasure helping them, as I have helped others coming to India for the first time. But how did I find out that I was mentioned in her interview? Well, someone commented on my blog and I asked, as I always do, how they found my blog. She explained it was after watching a TV interview with a yoga instructor who’s husband had been emailing me regarding their upcoming trip to India…(not by name, by description…a woman from Israel who has a blog about Rishikesh where she has been living for several months a year, every year for the past number of years). So she (the woman who was watching the interview) googled Rishikesh, blog, Israel and lo and behold (!), MY blog turned up!!
I find this all quite amazing to say the least…what a world!
And that’s it for today