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Quiet Place August 14, 2008

Posted by KG in Mumbai, Traveling.
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We’re on a plane to Calcutta tomorrow, for the wife’s first in-country travel outside of Brihan Mumbai. We’re pretty excited (or at least I am… she may be a bit nervous). Now it’s been a rough week — and mostly a rough month. So the most exciting part? The plane ride. Finally! A quiet place that isn’t home. Where I can sit and relax and actually read in peace, with no honking horns or thumping music. Sure, it’ll only be for a few hours, but man those few hours are going to be great.

A trip out of Mumbai couldn’t have come at a better time. Though I’d argue you can find just about anything in this town, the one thing I haven’t found yet is a quiet third place — not the office, not home — where I can just sit listen to myself think. There are a few coffee shops here and there that come close, but nothing sufficiently insulated from the rush of the outside world.

Surprising that I miss solitude and quiet. I spent the better part of a year and a half dreading it.

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