Wednesday, January 20, 2010

India again

Just on 2 weeks to departure & I'm aware, as the time gets nearer, of a slight edginess, an apprehension, a frisson of fear ... not about anything in particular, although when I do stop & focus on the impending trip the occasional image of Indian roads, towns & accommodation passes through my mind, leading to a tiny shudder of anxiety. I suppose I could recast this as 'anticipatory excitement.' I haven't yet started to fret about how many undies or T-shirts to take or about the problems that always arise upon arrival at the airport check-in with a bicycle - their unfailing agitation over not taking the bike in a box, and the senseless insistence on deflating the tyres.