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I’ve Left My Heart in India by Kylee Rassmussen

November 27, 2018 - 2018 Operation Bandhu

I’ve left my heart in India.

It sunk to the bottom of the green ponds that reflect the trees, between the ripples made by children playing.

I left it beating to the rhythm of Bengali music that blasts from the TATA’s as they speed down the busy, narrow, streets.

It’s sprinkled over endless fields of growing rice — baking in the winter heat.

I left it surrounded by the smog that fills the air, formed from dirt and smoke and curry.

It soaked into the henna I drew and it’s woven into thick, black, braids of the girls who taught me how to do it.

I left it in the hands of women who love unconditionally and more fully than anyone I’ve ever known,

I left my heart in India… But it’s in safe keeping.

2 Responses to “I’ve Left My Heart in India by Kylee Rassmussen”

  1. That’s beautiful Kylee! 5 more days and we get to hear all about your adventure! Have some fun on the beach! Be safe! We all love and miss you!

  2. Beautifully written and said. I could hang that on a wall!

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