Jet-lagged. Lost my bag. Was unable to penetrate the immense language barrier and cultural gulf while communicating with locals.
And I just arrived in Newark, New Jersey.
Tomorrow, the Chuck Fryberger team and I begin the first leg of the journey, from New York's JFK International Airport to Nedumbassery Airport in Cochin, Kerala. Father Paul Poovathingal, a Christian priest and long-time friend of our Dr. David (see prelude post, from 10/10/09), has engaged me to perform a solo violin recital at the Chetana Sangeet Natya Academy in nearby Thrissur.
They say music is the universal language.
We'll see how that goes.