Yesterday was the seventh day visarjan of Ganpati Bappa .
And I think he was watching over me. And Miss Blue.
Else how would we have crawled home last night—yes, crawled.
First gear, amidst chanting and dancing crowds and trucks with the deity… all clutch brake clutch and nasty nasty traffic, wedged sandwiched between TWO huge BEST buses, and the percussion from those steel drums next to my ear and blaring film music….
30 minutes of waiting on a road that’s usually done in eight.
Sat quietly for ten minutes after reaching home.