Many thanks to A’s cousin for leaving those CD’s (VH1’s Top 100 Greatest Love Songs AND a Bollywood Extravaganza Mix) in your car – you created one of the strangest culture exchanges I have ever been part of.
It was a sight that in the U.S. would’ve been deemed a riot and broken up by police but here, everyone LOVED it.
Districts of poverty and wealth in New York City are more vast than any I’ve seen here
We entered the main temple building, coated in gold, lit up with vegetable-dye paintings covering the ceiling, the Hare Krishna version of the Sistine Chapel
I smell sweat and tension!
A print of Jesus, the frame strung with rosary beads and made of neon lights that blinked like a pinball machine
Twinkies, apparently, are international celebrities.
I’m at the apex of the rollar coaster, the calm before the storm.