Sunday, June 27, 2010

An Incredible Kindess and A Wedding Video - Sunday, 6-27-10

Many of you have already discerned that India, some 8,000 miles away from San Francisco, is the home of my heart.  My brief ten day visit there in 1997,  and the friends I have made over the years, endear this country to me.  I have longed to return ever since my friends said goodbye to me at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport ( it was Sahar International Airport at the time ).  I was bound for Bangkok and the start of a 12 day southeast Asian cruise, praising the Lord that I had survived India's horrible traffic ( especially on the drive from Delhi to Agra to see the Taj
Mahal ). 

Just like one forgets being in labor at the joy of giving birth to a beautiful baby, one forgets the problems with India because there are so many wonderful and positive things - its history, culture, gentleness, beauty, the kindness of its people, to name a few.  I think that's partly why I am drawn to some of the Indian bloggers I've encountered in the eight months I've been writing
Carmen's Chronicles.

Still, I was really blown away last week when a blogging friend, Mitesh, who writes from India,
From Politics to Fashion, asked if he could make a video of Laura and Alex's wedding for me...just like that!  Having never set eyes on me in his life, not knowing either Laura or Alex, just out of the kindness of his heart.  I am sure he's as busy as can be, with plenty else to do in his life but, today, on his blog there it was and, in my email, he enclosed the links for me.  Now, I shed only a tear or two at the wedding but, as I watched this video at 7AM this morning, I cried and cried.  I thought it was so beautiful, set to the music Mitesh chose, and I cried that a friend I'd never met in India could give me such a special gift from the heart.

Laura and Alex, I am sure that you will like it.

To Mitesh, I say again - Dhanyavad. Namaste.

I promise you, this will be the last post about Laura and Alex's wedding!  I just had to show you this lovely video.  Just think what I will be like when I have my first


  1. Anonymous3:44 PM

    May life and time continue to treat you all kind.

  2. Wow, what a lovely gift!

  3. What a thoughtful and generous gift.

  4. A lovely video, what a nice gesture.

  5. What a nice thing to do for you. I hope you get the opportunity to revisit India sometime. I know your friends there would welcome you with open arms.

    I haven't seen any scuppernongs or muscadines at my local fruit and vegetable market, but I remember seeing them at Pepper Place last summer. People sell organic foods and unusual foods there. My ex's grandparents used to have both types of vines growing in their yard. It's been years since I had any either.

  6. thanks for giving me opportunity to make video for you.

  7. Beautiful video, Carmen! What a generous and kind Mitesh is. Blessings will come his way, because I believe in karma!

  8. Carmen, that is absolutely beautiful. Your daughter looked radiant and so did you. Enjoy your trip to India, I only wish I could come with you.