Words from Livia
Gathering of Shakti Caravan in Udaipur
Last night Nirmal at Mewar Foodies prepared a sumptuous meal for over 25 members of Shaki Caravan. This was our way of thanking those that could join us for our final evening of this journey.
That gathering included our partners: David and Rita/ founders and directors of Big Medicine Charitable Trust and Shakti Academy, Vijay Lakshmi and her family, Sayari, Sheru and their family and ALL their amazing musicians who just finished performing at the Leela Palace Hotel, Manish Jain and family and friends from Delhi, and Laxshmi and friends (with whom we just spent the afternoon at Suk Devi, the Rooster Temple at an invigorating festival mobbed with people dancing and crawling under the entrance way to the statue. Bill and I were welcomed so warmly and danced for a long time with the participants...very different experience than our previous visit to this quiet, remote temple).
It was a very long table outdoors 3/4 of the way surrounded by the lakes and this beautiful cityscape and a half moon and stars in the sky. After dinner we put our chairs in a circle, thanked each other for being together and continuing to work towards creating an arts and healing center on Shaktipur and also the traveling version of our ShaktiCaravan work in villages and schools.
Starting our long journey home.....
For those of you who have been following us, thank you for being with us on this amazing journey. Truly filled with gratitude and the feeling of hospitality and inner potential that India has to offer. Bringing that energy back with us now.