Even one's own tradition

is not one's birthright;

it has to be earned, repossessed.

The old bards earned it

by apprenticing themselves to the masters.

One chooses and translates a part of one's past

to make it present to oneself and maybe to others.

One comes face to face with it

sometimes in faraway places, as I did.

~ Ramanujan 1985


Dance with me in . . .


Bali, Indonesia






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