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Kolkata, India

It’s a few hours to Kolkata, which I’m determined to spell that way forever in deference to the Bengali. Expecting dense smears of slum, I see only palm trees and puddles and diffuse development, a garden suburb at least from the air.

The airport is a grim huddle of hangers, we don’t disembark, and I’m not sure finally what we actually saw of the city. We ascend up into a White Cloud, catch a short glimpse of a blue horizon and what may have been Everest or may have been a cloud, and then dive down a narrow valley into Bhutan.

Had the windows opened I might have grabbed some leaves off the Cypress trees on the way down.

permalink written by   on May 28, 2015 from Kolkata, India
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