Monday, June 16, 2008

India - Day 1

Ok I'm not really in India yet, but I will be in about 12 hours, I am currently engaging in some last minute blogging and erranding here at Apple@wheelock. I'm waiting to get my laptop serviced/babysat for the month and a half that I will be out of the country. I think I need a technical fast anyway.

The malaria pills are terrible. I have never quite experienced anything like this, it made my nerves feet like they had turned into kancheong spiders (both figurative and literal), crawling in my senses. My body felt fine, i just lost all sense of balance, had motion sickness while being still, extreme restlessness, insomnia, vomitting and every other plague know to the 1st-world urbanite. It was my mind that was turning to mush. Mefloquine = death. Stay far far away. I haven't touched the stuff for three days and and am still shaking.

I could go on a rant on the evil of profit motivation within the healthcare industry (it's an industry??) and the treacherous gulf of knowledge/information between pharmacologists and doctors, but I won't because I'm woozy.

I'm trying to figure out how to get my blog to flog onto facebook, but I'm an idiot. So this might be all that i have.

Oh! my turn is coming up!!

in short: i'm almost all packed, bringing lots of TP, too much clothes, too many guidebooks and no toiletries. I wanted to bring my mooncup but i figured i needed practise first.

Next update: Hindustan!

- if we are made in his image, then call us by our name
~ Erykah Badu
I think I know where my fear comes from. I fear a vindictive god, who, in light of my recent lack of impassioned study of his word will strike me down with something terrible.

But there is no fear in love. And if my love is motivated by fear then there is only failure.

Bring me back to the father's heart. Teach me to listen.

Sunday, June 15, 2008