Saturday, August 16, 2008

One spoon of Sugar

Living in Goa has great perks. Being able to just up and rent a scooter for one, no paper work or insurance. The beautiful fields of green leaves draping over tropical hills, warmth and plenty of time to read and dream. I found a little cafe today that is also a book store, and holds a book club as well. This month the book being read is The Diving Bell and the butterfly. I bought a cup of chai while I was there and a lady working there kept remarking on how I use the same amount of sugar as her. "one spoon, oh me too, I also take one spoon. How is your chai, was that the right amount of sugar, that is also the amount that I like, are you finished, did you like your chai, it was sweet enough, it is the way I like it too." I didn't want to tell her that it was a bit to sweet for me.
I am feeling very excited and hopeful for what is to come. My goal is to teach west african dance, I am feeling more confident about it. Chinua knows a lot of rhythms to play on his djembe and he thinks that it will be easy to put together a makeshift dun dun (the drum that holds the base of the rhythm). I feel as though I have a chance to be me more than I ever have had in a way. In other words, I like it here.


OpenID 3littlebirds said...

I am so glad you like it there. I wish I could take dance lessons from you.

1:29 PM  
Blogger edson_dias said...

welcome to Goa. may I know where this coffee shop is located in Goa?

10:33 AM  
Blogger WONDERWOMAN said...

Thanks for the welcome, the coffee shop is in candolim (I'm not sure if that's the correct spelling), and it's called Liberati.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Tj and Mark said...

'Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down... the medicine go down, medicine go down.' Hmm. no idea where that came from or what it means. Buy hey, I am here and you are there friend. And yet, we are still connected. Yes?

6:41 PM  

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