Dear readers and fellow bloggers:
Recently we picked up four printed copies of the manuscript in the Kinkos-Fedex office of Coral Gables for the final editing process, which we always liked to do on paper and not in the laptop.There are quaint habitudes we like to keep.
We immediately shipped a copy to the home address of our dear spiritual friend across the oceans, Harbans Khajuria, so he can start reading it and suggest corrections, besides preparing his Introduction to the final published version.We would like to especially thank the precious help we got in that office by Hector and Greg who graciously completed the complex request.
In this long, harrowing process we had some special help to pull us through. During our solitary days and nights toiling at our desk, many dangerous demons of all forms have approached to entice us, by force or temptation, to stop writing and waste time. The essence of manly fall into disgrace is distraction.
However, every time they knocked us down , we implored for providential help. Our right hand was held steadily by God Almighty and our left one affectionately by Harbans, while our two children lifted us back up in the ringside.Then we put on our son Giani’s gloves and we remembered the Brahminic teachings of Harbans. Imbued with new enthusiasm and purpose, we started to ferociously punch demons all over. Avanti bersaglieri che la vittoria e nostra!
The journey has been tough but we have made it to the finish line.
Now Harbans, my children and myself must go through with another round of editing.
A poster we saw many years ago in a message board of the Argentine School of New York (when our daughter was attending it on Saturdays mornings) depicted a young woman laboriously climbing to the top of a mountain with the following caption:
“There are no shortcuts for life’s greatest achievements.”
Thank you very much