I’ve stuck this in miscellaneous because I’m not really reporting anything, except to say that I am in India and will be for a month, with a small number, about 70, of tb’s that have made their way to Kolkata and most of them will be in Chennai. An unbelievable number of towers out here, in fact the largest tower I’ve ever seen is right downtown Chennai and it is right in line with the entrance to Marina beach, where the “arc de triumph” of the city is, giant whale tusk entrance, a huge obelisk, and the sea. On the other side of the arc, away from the sea, stands this giant structure, not unlike the eiffel tower in its construction, a spear in the underbelly of father sky. Chennai is the first place where I’ve seen a weatherball right downtown, as well, in the midst of the bustling masses and shop-ridden alleys. Anyway these and more will receive gifts, and I take nothing from this except the knowledge that its sorely, sorely not enough.
India needs a Georg and Friederike.