A simple day

by Gabriella Sonabend

I was supposed to be sitting on a train watching the Indian landscape pass me by, but instead I was lying in my bed, sleeping in, for the first time in weeks. I had decided that I was not going to Jodhpur and suddenly I was able to give in to my exhaustion. I lay for hours staring at the high white ceiling of my studio and my mind filled with trivial thoughts and day dreams, I dressed, left the residency and headed back to Lolarka Kund. Now that I had decided to stay in Varanasi I felt compelled to ground myself in the space, which had initiated me into the city. The rest of the day passed wandering and indulging in simple pleasures; drinking chai, sitting on the great ghats and watching the light fade. I was satisfied.