Sunday, August 12, 2007

July 9, 2007 Chance Meetings

We are drawn across the river from our house this evening by the sound of music. There is a pre-holiday celebration in honor of the coming events of July 11th (see posting) taking place in the courtyard of the apartment block in our old (summer 2006) neighborhood. We have begun to get used to the way that people meet as if by chance in Tajikistan, the right person just happens to arrive at the most opportune moment. In this case we see many people that we are hoping to see again, including our master dance teacher Ustad Zaragul Iskandarova, who pulls us into the dance to the music of Soltanazar, another wonderful artist. A wonderful start for the summer.