It's December and I'm a little more than half-way through my stay of about 2 years in India. Just thinking of the things past and things to come. I've come a long ways in learning Kannada, reaching novice high and I'm working towards intermediate high. It's been an interesting experience working here and seeing the culture.
The latest festivals of India celebrated: Ramadan, Dipawali, and Children's Day (a natl holiday). No more major festivals, though probably several minor festivals, before New Years.
Also the one holiday which is most peculiar to America has past. Thanksgiving. This is the day Americans think about Providence, G-d's blessings, the (last) harvest feast before winter, Pilgrims and Indians (native Americans), freedom of the consciene, or at least Turkeyday, Family, and Football.
Just got back from a 4-day visit to Delhi and Agra. Thinking ahead to Christmas and New Years. Much work still to do. Library work, language work, and much else.
Well, I'm closing for now. My desire and wish is that G-d's grace, peace, and restoration come to peoples everywhere!