For the past month or so, I was in Bengal, where I am from.
It was an extraordinary month for nature’s beauty and bounty.
(Mangoes in August/September, what unexpected richness!)
And on the way to the airport, it was as if the land and skies shone especially bright. (Dare I say for me?)
I hadn’t seen such a crystal sharp, luminous, laughing sky in a long time.
Another rewarding experience was browsing through the airport bookstore and discovering they’ve stocked two books edited by me!
So this is a thank you to Bengal (and my Mom!) for a wonderful trip and an amazing send-off!