My experience in India has really been the backdrop for this semester. Jordan Harris, Sheralee Kerr, and I went to Mumbai for almost our whole Christmas break. Every trip overseas is a life changing experience. Life changing in the fact that the world isn’t at all what you thought it was. You change your mind on what you believe. You find things important that weren’t important before. You become a different person. I don’t know if this is necessarily true of going to European countries or places that live in comfort, but in developing countries; I have never boarded a return flight without being a different person.
Before we left I had a couple of hours to hang out in Chicago. I went to the Chicago Art Institute and just happened to see a statue of Ganesha, one of the most worshipped Hindu gods in Mumbai.
We arrived in Mumbai, exhausted, without bags, and greeted by a sea of diversity.
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