Maggie Redden, Shishur Sevay Intern — Music and Dance, Heart and Soul

Maggie Redden is a gifted writer, athlete, courageous explorer of life and herself.  She joined us in January for a year, partly wanting to connect with her Indian heritage.  She chose Shishur Sevay over the Peace Corps!   It is hard to imagine life here without her, as she will be going back in December.   She will be going home for two weeks at the end of August and I know it is hard for her to contemplate coming back even for a few months.  But she will come back, in part because of her commitment, and even more because she can’t get the pictures of our girls, now her little sisters, out of her mind.

Ganga in Dance for Life with Sreya and Priya Mukherjee

Maggie writes a blog that is always enlightening, but here is a special post I wanted to share.  I’d planned on writing something about the Dance For Life program, but Maggie has said it more beautifully than I could.  As for Maggie’s general experience of Kolkata, I know.  I know.  I know.  I’m here because if I were not here, our girls would have to face this place alone.   Many “reasons” brought me to Kolkata, one of which was to prove to my Indian born daughter that Kolkata was not as bad as she thought, or rather as she had experienced.  One day I told her she was right.  I know.  I know. I know.

Read Maggie’s post:

http://maggieredden.tumblr.com/post/29023873610/music-and-dance-heart-and-soul

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Arun Debnath
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 14:52:03

    Oh, I read Maggie’s wonderful blog on India and on Kolkata, specially and I commented then how much I enjoyed and learnt about Kolkata that I didn’t living in there for many years. I just wish I had little bit of Maggie’s touch of artistic talents [especially her writing and photographic skills]. Love to Maggie and keep on writing and making us happy as well as your sisters in Kolkata. An old man and admirer of Maggie – Arun.
    PS : Please can you give me some advice as to the ways to Love NY

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  2. Dr. Michelle Harrison
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 15:11:37

    Dear Arun, I have passed on your comment to Maggie. As for NY, it is a wonderful city where my two daughters, son-in-law, and granddaughter live. I think it has other virtues too.

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