I've been in India for six months, and its been an interesting and enjoyable stay.
Part of my India journey has been my visit back to New York City; I returned so that I can apply for a five year visa back to India. Its been a wild trip to India. I arrived to outsource a project to a friend's company, but when his staff was back up an unable to take on the project timely, I found myself hanging out at a local cafe where I met a group of you ng software developers and ultimately started a company with them. We started withe the 5 of us, and in five months expanded to 10.
When my visa expired i had to return to to New York to reapply for a long-term business visa.
being back in NYC was great, but I found myself on the run everyday in meetings promoting this new business venture.
Tonight was the most perfect day since my return. There were snowstorm warning, but I tool no heed. My friend Daylle. who I was staying with, called to tell me "the weather is really bad, you should come back to the apartment. i don't think I have ever allowed weather to alter my plans, and so I stayed at the cafe working online.
Tonight they won, while I watched; drinking a few Margaritas -- Chris makes them splendidly -- and a
Mahi-Mahi fish sandwich.
The snow continued to fall all night. After I stopped in at the Cigar bar for a smoke, I then headed to the piano bar where my friend Rick played piano. Nice night. Relaxing, something I needed desperately!
An hour or so later, walking back to the apartment on 52nd street, i stopped to take a pee -- India has a residual effect, what can I say.
There is something quite unexplained about New York snow-laden late at night. The world seems to slow down, the moments seem to linger, and there is a freshness to life in that moment.
I know that this is my India blog, but hey, my trip back here is part of my India experience. I had an amazing trip through southern India in late December and early January, and will post that soon. Bu I've been working my ass off, so cut me some slack.