My most Beloved Friend Catherine Abby AKA Herbal Savita is in the 6th week of chemo therapy up in Marin County. She is quite dear to me and has been there for me countless times in the past. We met years ago at the Ashram in Poona, India. We got so close over the years and she has been so instrumental in keeping me close to the truth. I honor her wisdom. Friends up in California had a fund raiser for her last night. Richard contributed some money and I contributed a necklace and a copy of the Film about the art here at Casa las Ranas….both items brought in some much needed cash for Dear Savita. I drink a toast to you, Savita…I drink a toast to now. You welcomed me with open arms so many years ago in that early morning kitchen in India
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….would not have run as smooth as it did if not for Richard. Richard led the way with such in depth research of maps, metros, trains, buses, trams, allies, mosques, palaces, museums, coffee places, restaurants, bridges, towers, hills, undergrounds, surfaces, etc…. I followed along at his side or two steps back. We have had such a delightful time. We are now in Munich at Niharika and Hans’ home resting. Tomorrow we leave for Paris and dear Beloved Mexico. I want to be home. Even though Richard heads for the States on tuesday…I need to be home…with the animals, friends, garden and the Work…..Thankyou Existence, for this Divine sojourn….pics will follow over the next few days….We are heading home….Love to all….Groove On!!!!!!
Just wind us up and we walk everywhere here in Istanbul. But I believe it is time to wind down. We are ready to come home after a delightful and unforgetable excursion. We feel ultra-blessed for this trip and twice blessed to return to Casa las Ranas and San Miguel. Here are some more pics of Istanbul. I believe one of them was shot at Ciya restaurant on the Asian side. That is the chef/owner Musa between Richard and I. He is considered the Master Chef of Turkey. We ait lunch there twice. THE BEST FOOD WE HAVE EVER EATEN. No…I am not a foodie…just a simple guy from Oklahoma City. Love to all!!!! Also included is a pic of the Blue Mosque taken at twi-light…Love!!!!
The only other word for Istanbul…Countless mosques, ramazan, kebob, minerets, Grand bazaar, Spice Market, Topkapi, walking…walking…walking…knoshing on splendor….pronouncing our G’s…remembering our friends, cats everywhere, Asia, Europe, There goes Jimmy Ray…Loving Richard…Groovin’ on…The Golden Horn, Justinian’s countless churches…women in scarves…call to prayers, Islam, Russian Orthodox, having to pee….washing our socks…Mike the Rug Genius at the Kybele…oh! we are tired…so many laughs…thinking of Lolita…and gCarol gWheeler…wondering if this is the same Istanbul that Sudheer and Ajita visited….dinner tomorrow on the Asian side….my new leather baseball hat…missing all of our animals…loving all from afar!!!
You do not pronounce the g here in ıstanbul. Sorry for no photos. We have trouble with computers here. Know we are havıng fun. One thing…Sudheer, are you sure you went to Istanbul?