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Yesterday, I began reading author Sharell Cook's Henna for the Broken-Hearted (I bought my copy through Amazon, Sharell offers other options here - with it being a non-US publication, it's a little dicey to get a hard copy right now) Sharell, who writes the blog Diary of a White Indian Housewife, currently lives in Mumbai with her Indian husband. However, Sharell is from Australia and Henna for the Broken-Hearted is the story of how she ended up in India. We both belong to a few Pardesi groups that I affectionately refer to as my groups for "Brown Boys and the White Girls Who Love Them". For me, reading Sharell's account of how she came to settle in India is fascinating. And I thought it worth mentioning here.
As I've mentioned, this is Wedding Week at Rancid Raves (See Also: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). My sister Maureen's wedding was SO much fun, that I knew a single post wouldn't capture it all. The wedding and reception was held at Williams House in Lawrence, Kansas. The house was simply gorgeous and held so much beauty, interest and charm. Also, the entire house was full of books - stacks of books adorned every table, dresser. Piles of books were in every room. I could have spent hours just sifting through the titles.
In particular, I fell in love with the library room:
My pictures do not do this room justice.
However, these shots will simply have to suffice when I build my Dream House and I hand these snaps over the architect so that he or she can recreate the entire damned thing.
Including the corner step-ladder, which will be a requirement in the Library Room of My Dreams.