I so often prefer to be alone, but SO MUCH in my life is because of the amazing people I have been so lucky to know, learn from, teach, connect with, and be loved by. This community has been with me through thick and thin. Interpersonal exchange is not always easy but we need it now more than ever.
We are connected to a tremendous community through the dance. Guruji would always work harder than anyone and then he would be ready for "party time!," which always included lots of food! So much sweat, laughs, learning, and precious memories that we continue til today. Even after he had his two babies, he never gave any less of himself to them or any one of us. No one was more important than anyone else. No matter whether wife, baby, shishya / disciple, student.
Though he is no longer here in physical form, he left a significant legacy of students, disciples and so many who continue to connect and teach around the world through a global community.
"Kathak is not a hobby.
It is a way of life."
- Pandit Chitresh Das