Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Lessons from India

I took a trip to India this Spring on a lark. I was resolved to find out what India has to teach me about life.

There were so many sights and sounds and experiences that it has been hard to distill it down to one pearl of wisdom, but I think I’ve finally got it, in all its pithy glory:

“When you are shitting blood, you just have to laugh.”

There is a corollary to this that goes something like, “When you are shitting blood, you are probably better off seeking medical attention.”

I’m sure India has much much more to teach me, and I hope to be a receptive student for the rest of my life. But for now at least, this will do.

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