Me: "Wow, the cows are on the other side of the fence!"
Kelli: "Of course they are." (spoken with a very confused tone)
Me: "I guess they will no longer cause a traffic jam."
Kelli: "You might see people walking with a stick."
Me: "Is that their monkey beating stick?"
Me to U.S. airline steward: "Is this water purified?"
Me (after using a washing machine): "Wow, actually my beanie (stocking cap) is already dry."
Kelli (after feeling my beanie): "It's not dry. Though I guess it is more dry than any clothing you have had for a while." (remembering that it is still the rainy season (monsoon) in Northern India and has been since May/June)
Kelli: "Let's go for a walk on the coast. I'll get my car keys."
Me: "Keys? How far is it again to the coast?"
Kelli: "Half mile ..."
Me: "Why are we driving half a mile to walk to drive back home?"
(further update: we now walk to our walk ... and walk back home. And life is good.)
Besides that, I am recovering nicely, have a 'to-do' list that is ever growing, am moving in with my sister, and not culture shocking surprisingly (it will probably hit later ...).
Father, where shall I work today?
And my love flowed warm and free.
Then He pointed out a tiny spot,
And said, “Tend that for Me.”
I answered quickly, “Oh no, not that.
Why, no one would ever see,
No matter how well my work was done,
Not that little place for me!”
And the word He spoke, it was not stern,
He answered me tenderly,
“Ah little one, search that heart of thine;
Art thou working for them or me?
Nazareth was a little place,
And so was Galilee.”
As I am about to leave India very shortly from now, my hope is to look ahead and be obedient. I pray that in those small things, I can prove faithful to where/what God has called me into. Which means shelving my pride more often and divesting me of myself to invest more deeply into others. For God is doing a new and good thing today (and tomorrow and the next ...).