the kind of grey wet day which makes you very glad someone invented the
go on word surprise me
so here we go...
hyderabad here we come
for 160 days in India
we have flights, visas, backpacks, novels, laptop, bugspray, mosquito net, etc etc... and the innocent-looking wannabe-tyrant of the lonely planet ...and are flying into hyderabad... and we're off
for five-six months... a longtime yeah?
with no great plans for where we go and what we do when we get there... to circle around hyderabad?... or head north west?... or slow west to hampi?... or straight east?... or north east to beaches?... or south, or south east?... cos we could go anywhere...
what glorious freedom yes?... to have no plan... no destination... no necessities... just 160 days of wandering and writing... for we both have shows to write
what absolute freedom, yes?so its ...patnem beach in goa, almost definitely... hampi... sikkim... kathmandu... varanasi again... kolkotha... pondicherry maybe
or maybe none of them
so here we go... yet more roaming... i've already stayed in 53 different places this year... so here we go with more in a year than ever before
GO ON WORLD SURPRISE ME
and the last time i went to india
when i left Edinburgh for India
peace of mind is cowardice
enlightenment is self-delusion
oneness is moral abandonment
because peace of mind can only come from shutting out how awful the world is for most of its population
enlightenment is the product of being deluded enough to think you're enlightened
and oneness is like peace of mind, only possible if you shut out how terrible, how unnecessarily terrible, the planet is for most of the people on it