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This is a photo taken a few days before I left India. “Pinki” is sitting on my lap, and my hands had been henna-painted the night before by some of the older girls. Do I look happy? I was.

I’m also happy to be home. I really missed Steve, and of course Wes. (Wes had grown at least an inch and five pounds in my absense! He turned 12 last Monday, and we celebrated with neighborhood friends, water guns and go-carts.)

I’ll slowly add more photos from India as I have the time… now I’m getting ready to leave again for Chicago for ten days… a last-minute trip. Steve will be racing his bicycle, and I will be visiting old friends and drumming up work possibilities. (I will also try to paint girls and fill etsy orders from the road. Five new journals on etsy later today!)