Coonoor

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"I got up at 8:00 and went for a walk. The weather was variable, like spring:
cool, breezy, then washed with warm sunlight, then with dark shadows. Tried to
look hard at everything, picked up leaves and cones to draw. Later, after lots
of breakfast, we sat at a white wrought-iron table on the lawn, and I painted
what I had collected…

At dinner I warmed my hands around a hot toddy. I
was busy pretending that it was colder than it actually was, with the fire every
night and the hot water bottles and all. A piano player stumbled through old
Hindi film songs in an almost-empty dining room (because the ‘season’ was over).
At another table the waiter asked someone, "You are full vegetarian?" and she
answered, "Not even mushrooms!"

Nancy Gandhi
Fire Star Arts
India

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