Guides in a new, old city

Text and photos : Karuna Ezara Parikh

 
 
 
 

 

I came to a new city with open arms and wide open eyes and a heart so open it was as if things could fall into it.

And they did. 

Trees and streets and love and sweets all fell into it. I fell into it. I fell into myself.

 

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All the gods and goddesses joined hands to point out paths and pavements.

To offer advice and embraces.

There were blessings everywhere.

And I needed in this time more than ever, blessings. 

 

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And I saw them everywhere.

In fact, 

there were prayers I hadn't said

that were answered.

 
 
 
 

Karuna Ezara Parikh writes, models, and hosts TV shows. Currently, she is rediscovering Calcutta, her parents' city, documenting those tales in The Calcutta Chromosome, her blog.