The past couple of days, I’ve been enjoying my first real illness in a very long time; the cumulative effect of crisscrossing the country several times these past three weeks, with temperatures ranging from 1.9 deg C to 35 deg C, gigging every night, getting v little sleep and being expected (naturally) to smile through it all. So till an hour ago I was lying very still, sick-as-a-dog-crawling-under-a-car, feels-like-I’ve-been-hit-by-a truck, and strangely calm and not cranky at all (Tina’s very impressed!) Just a loud loud signal from the body, Gimme a break man! Have been eating pongal (the nicest, lightest, yummiest south Indian khichdi) for three days, it’s like a total detox. Add several episodes of Mr Bean and you have the nicest therapy ever. Oh well, Monday morning I’ll be on a flight again, sound check in the afternoon, and the first chords ring out at 7pm. Remembering CCR’s song, Playin’ in a travellin’ band. Feel lucky to have Tina to come home to, thanks baby you’ve made this illness actually enjoyable!
About Vikram Hazra
As Program Director of the International Art of Living Foundation, I travel, teach, sing, smile and serve, and strive to excel as an instrument of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, whose goal is to put the smile back on every face on this planet.
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