I need to get out more.
Sunday was the second Mysore literary festival. Great to get out, meet old and make new friends.
Discussions about wildlife and how we can promote conservation, Roy’s films, presentations on Mysore Palaces and our wood inlay traditions, all great stuff.
Maybe the best of all for me was hearing from a young woman from a very poor background who at age four had been given a new opportunity in life. A philanthropic organisation sponsored her residential education through to her 20s. Not straightforward. An amazing life opportunity but controversially perhaps takes her completely away from her family. I’ve ordered her autobiography. More later.
A different segment and layer of society in Mysore. Mostly women, middle class and of an uncertain age.
Great people watching and meeting. I only knew a handful of the maybe 150-200 people..
I do realise from this, that with the challenges at home and the build up to busy-time I do need to get out for a bit of newness now and again.