Despite what you might be beginning to think. I haven’t fallen through any hole and disappeared from the surface of this earth. Though, I came pretty close to just that this past weekend.
Given the hectic work pace of the past month, a fleeting thought that this might be our last chance to find some time with a young son on the threshold of adulthood (and college), and the by-now oppressive Delhi summer, we decided to steal a quick trip into the neighbouring Himalayan foothills. A few calls and we were booked for an extended weekend in the tea gardens of Palampur.
But I am not going to be able to tell you anything about the tea there. We never made it that far. We had a nasty accident just a few hours out of Delhi and are really lucky to have made it back at all! It even seemed a bit surreal after the crazy moments of the actual crash for the first few seconds of which we did not even know what was going on. There we were turned 180 degrees and looking at the giant trailer that had just fish-tailed us! Thankfully, the truck loaded with reinforcement steel wasn’t going too fast and came to a stop without dragging us too far or crushing into us further. It was all over in a matter of seconds. I looked around – all seemed okay, got out of the car and walked over to the side…. I was pretty amazed at my steady steps!
Good karma. And another chance at A Mad Tea Party!
A silver lining of the botched trip was that I was able to be in town for a visiting friend. Shilpa was going to come over with her daughter and friends for A Mad Tea Party.