Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Safe arrival and auspicious beginning

I arrived two days ago in the wee hours of the morning. After resting for a few hours at a hotel in Bangalore, I took the train to Mysore (where i will be) I got on the very full train and absolutely could not find an empty seat, I was hot and carrying my heavy bags and then I saw an older lady sitting by herself. We started talking and talked the whole two hours. I asked her a million questions about Indian jewelry and it just so happened she was wearing a very special piece. the piece in the photo was given to her by her mother who died at 94 and she had been given the piece by her mother who died at 105 so this beautiful ruby necklace is close to 200 years old...Wow!!!

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