Our work in Hong Kong will focus on Disability issues. I have been thinking about my workshop in Hong Kong and writing my thoughts at Gimp Stories, my Disability focused blog. I am looking forward to meeting those who have chosen to work with me.
I just had lunch at the veg restaurant across the road from our gust house. As seemingly always, the food was excellent and inexpensive, and the staff was friendly. I have intended to take photos of meals, and have mostly failed. Above is a deep dish pizza Indian style; below is a photo of lunch in Kochi. Maybe I will do better in Hong Kong.
Chennai is a city of contradictions: poverty and wealth, deeply held spiritual practices and senseless violence, respect for women and elders and brutal assaults against them. It is also a growing city. In 2009 there were an estimated 4,5000,000 people here. Today, estimates range from 5 to 8 million. Yet, even as it grows, it seems to maintain a center and an identity.
As always, I leave with a deeply rooted appreciation for those who make our stays here pleasant, fulfilling, and memorable. My heart-felt thanks to all of you.