Friday, December 04, 2009
We went into more temples and churches than ever before.
She was charmed by the ritual and the colour of it.
But some things left her bewildered.
She picked up a flower that had fallen on the path and wanted to offer it to the idol.
No, I said, I dont think you should offer a dusty flower. People around might not like it.
But you said we should never pluck flowers, so how come all these people have plucked so many fresh flowers and not waited for them to fall on the ground.
And a couple of days after we got back she asks,
Why do we have to pay god to pray to him?
She did remember the crassness of the hustling priests at every corner.