I don't even know what category this would belong to.
You may recall that Tengu House used to be on Blogger, before I moved it to Typepad on a recommendation from Nacho over at Woodmoor Village. Well, this morning I was looking at that old, mostly-deleted "Tengu House @ Blogspot" blog, and I found some comments that I'd never seen before. Apparently, I'd had the comments moderation turned on, and there were some comments from last November waiting for my approval. (for the benefit of those who aren't into ancient history, I moved Tengu House over to TypePad shortly after I got back from Taiwan in October, and never went back much to check on things at the old blog.)
One comment was from Anu. She noted how beautiful was the sound of the Gu Zheng, a traditional Chinese instrument, which reminded her of a similar Indian instrument. Also, she mentioned that she planned to visit the United States next (this) year for an exam.
So, I hope this won't be seen as either disrespectful or in some other way in poor taste, but six months after her passing, I'm moved to republish her final post from her blog, here on the new Tengu House, which she never got to see. Of all the wonderful people (and some not-so-wonderful ones) I've met on this InterWeb thingy, Anu was the most wonderful. She had this ability to find beauty in everything, even the garbage she saw on the streets in her home town (Mumbai) - and the ability to write beautifully about it.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
under the window,
I felt like someone was
watching me intently.
I got up and peered out of the window
and saw a big round silver moon
peaping through the gaps in the trees
to look at me sleeping
I waved out to the moon and
climbed back into my bedsheets
the moon stayed up all night
shining onto my beautiful moon face
at 5am today when I woke up, I looked up for the moon
and it was gone,
perhaps, it has gone to shine on another beautiful face!