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Eye-Locks, Namaste and God


Namaste!

Namaskar!

Namaskaram!

The Hindu greeting: “I bow to the God in you.”

I love this form of greeting– so much better than a handshake.

Christians believe God dwells within our souls. Perhaps other religions do as well. It seems Hindus do also if that is not too simplistic of me to express. Please excuse me if it is.

In some of the best of the old Bollywood classics love is portrayed without so much as a simple kiss. It is shown by gazing into the eyes of the beloved and saying “I see God in you.”

Eyes are the window to the soul. For people such as my husband and myself who are on the Autism Spectrum, eye contact is fearsome. It is threatening. And yet eye contact is precious beyond all fortune. Eye contact in love is wondrous and life-changing.

I have seen God in my husband’s eyes for a fleeting moment of eye contact on a walk in the countryside when we were being loving with one another… and on precious contact when I come in to talk to him while he is on the computer in New York City. I have seen God in my husband when he is telling a joke and I am laughing at him and he is so happy to make me laugh. He is child like, God like. It seems I hit the jackpot in marrying him. Looking deeply into another’s eyes, the “right” other, one finds God is Love, God is Joy. This is nothing new– just new to me.

One time I looked deeply into another’s eyes with a person I worked with long before I met my husband. It reached down deep inside both of us and it changed my life forever. It led me on a road to a complete breakdown and a long road back rebuilding my personality slowly in therapy until I was whole. And then I met my husband. And eye-contact with him is precious. It is special. Not frequent and in its rarity, powerful and sacred.

Eye-locks are powerful, potent conveyors of love, joy, sadness and finally, and most importantly, they can be a vehicle to God.

Welcome to samples of my writing showcasing “Eye-locks and Other Fearsome Things.”  “Eye-locks” is a Bipolar/Asperger’s memoir in narrative form that describes the triumph of love over mental illness.


Diwali in Khajuraho, Madya Pradesh, India


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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India at Sunrise


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Khajuraho Temples at 6 A.M., Madhya Pradesh, India


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Animals in Khajuraho at 6 A.M.


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Street Food in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India


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Temple Service at Night in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India


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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India at 6 A.M.


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Camel and Cow, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India


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Dog Kissing Statue of Ganesh, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India


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Hanging Out on the Street Corner, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


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Mango Seller, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


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Decisions, Decisions in Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


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Food Shopping, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


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Street Food Stand, Delhi, India


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Selling Vegetables at Khajuraho Spice Market, Madhya Pradesh, India


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Short Stop… Scooter Rider and Food Cart Vendor, Delhi, India


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Tuk-Tuk Driver and Scooter Riders, Delhi, India


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Wholesale Market In Early Morning at Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


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Retail Market in Early Evening at Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India

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Guru Ji, Market at Night with Cow, Delhi, India


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Shopping at Twilight, Delhi, India


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Tuk-tuks and Cow, Delhi, India


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A Juice Bar, Sultain Batheri, Kerala, India


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Lucky Center and Sweet Shops, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


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