Nov 3, 2012

India in 2 Minutes

I captured a few seconds of video daily to help bottle the memories.  Here are snippets from each of the 17 days, compressed into two minutes.  I want to take you there with me, hope this does it:




-Beard

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful.
    Truly.
    Thank you.

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  2. That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower, by the way :)

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    1. Nice, thanks for following...I s'pose you want some Graziano booty or something.

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  3. Nice! I teared up with Pigtails' running to greet you at the end! You guys are an awesome team.

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    1. Melissa11/05/2012

      Same here. Amazing series of images, but that was my favorite part.

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  4. Neat. That hiking trail...shivers!

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  5. Amazing video....and I really love that Pigtails met you at the airport in her Dorothy dress and sparkly red shoes!

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    1. Pigtails had been working over the neighborhood hard earlier that night for trick-or-treat. My plane didn't land until 11:30 pm, daughter said she was embarrassed to be wearing Dorothy at the airport. I thought it was pretty cute!

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  6. Anonymous11/04/2012

    Between this and the previous post I was so emotional that it took me a while to gather my thoughts and write a comment!! I totally identify with your previous post, India tends to do that to who-ever visits her!! I cant wait to go home in the summer, I miss my family soo much. I am so glad that you could enjoy beyond what meets the eye (that can put many ppl (esp westerners) off). I too teared in the end when pigtails was running to hug ya, hope someday in future she gets a chance to visit India with you!!
    Take care
    Sat.fat Champ!!

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    1. I already want to go back, just barely scratched the country in those 17 days. It was better than anything I imagined, I'm glad you get to go home in a few months.

      Hang in there, sFat Champ!

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  7. Rachael11/05/2012

    Wonderful compilation of images but yeah, the reunion at the end was by far the best part. What a bunch of softies we all are!

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    1. You kids are going soft on me...harden up!

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  8. Chaaat!!!! I miss it! You don't get anything half as good as the chaat there. And I cannot believe you actually went to a local barber shop there. Thats awesome!
    Wonderful video. Every shot said something about your experience there. Glad you had a good time.
    Pigtails is super adorable :)

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    1. "Don't eat the street food."

      Yeah right, I beelined towards newspaper-wrapped crispy chaat and panipuri early on, adult diaper on standby in case of disturbance in the intestinal force. Held up well and ready for more.

      Felt like a man after that barber cut, a straight-blade tidying up the ears and neck, with a neck snap at the end of the massage. For two dollars, he did a great job, which is easy to do compared to the cruddy Fantastic Sams cut I go with here.

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  9. I can't pinpoint what it is about watching this video, but it gave me the shivers. Glad you are home and reunited with Pigtails - there truly is no place like home! Fitting costume, I'd say. :-)

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    1. Oh great, you caught the fever.

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  10. Anonymous11/06/2012

    It gave me the shivers too. Excellent... kept waiting for the stop motion moonwalk though. :) MAhlers

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    1. I tried the stop-mo' moonwalk, got 1/3 of the way across the intersection, then had to abandon ship. If I ever go back, I'll finish the other 2/3s for you, hell or high water, and will get it on video.

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  11. Samantha11/06/2012

    I teared up from the beginning. The world is a beautiful place full of beautiful people. I forget that sometimes. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. I hear the fever is going around.

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  12. Beard, what is the name of the song here? It's growing on me, a lot. :)

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    1. And, may I just add, you need to do a multi-post bonanza extravaganza on your Indian travels (and stories).

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    2. The song is Ashanti, this.

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  13. Loved the 2 minute compressed India adventure! But my absolute favorite part was the excitement on Pigtail's face as she rushed up to greet you.

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    1. That was my favorite part too. :-)

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  14. Oh, how fun is this!?!?!?!? SCARY on the last part where it looked like you might run off the edge, but I'm scared of heights. You've inspired me to video more. I'll be my own reality show. LOL

    Thank you for sharing your life.

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    1. I sat down with my Indian friends midway through that wild hike and told them such a sweet trail would be fortified with railings and warnings due to our lawsuit infested nanny society. We all chuckled, did a facepalm, then tight-roped across more crazy chasms.

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