18 May 2007 - 15:57h

India Callising

Dear All,

I write you from the insanely boiling and arid delhi - where temperatures are near 45 degrees AT NIGHT!!!! During the day - another matter altogether. I love the sun - being a weather taunted Brit - the sight of the sun is enough to have me outside basking in it. - Not here! Every step out of the air conditioning is like receiveing a torrent of Bricks to the Head... That doesn't stop me running my morning "chukka" for half an hour to an hour -in the mid day sun (C'mon! I've got a rep to keep up here!) {Mad wolfs and englishmen..da da da etc.}

soon to quit this magnificent place and head back to Vancouver - where filming has already commenced - sans yours truly for the fourth -(and final) season... of BSG -which incidentally is showing in India now - minus the "raunch" - unsurprisingly - I hardly appear in this version - sanitized for family viewing!

I got here shortly after being spotted by Pip and here Man in L.A with fellow mucker Bamber from BSG. so I'm outside this place on sunset strip for maybe an hour before Pip says hello to me - or was it the other way round? I can't remember? But hey guys - you're my Lupines! I'm your Lupo! Please Don't be shy and assume I don't want to be disturbed - If I'm really busy or I am involved with something urgent (unlikely for a jobbing actor...) then I'll tell you - otherwise as my old mate Bob Hoskins used to say - It's good to talk!

I have been helping on a documentary here in Delhi about performers who all live in one "Ghetto" called Shadipur (literally meaning - Marriage -place) Like many things aqui - it's a bit of an eye opener! Some of the most beautiful children in the whole wide world! so many crazy things happening - being perpetrated on this planet of ours! I myself am praying - and checking the internet every time I can in the hope of reading that Madeline has been found alive and well. And then you realize that this is happening all the time - like so many other things... bewildering and feelings of being unable to help are palpably boiling under the skins surface.

Tried my hand at some medititation here. After one session - I was singled out in the class and asked if I wanted to enter a retreat! - Neha looked dumbstruck! I couldn't work out whether this was because I was displaying a silent (certainly to me) aura of potentiality - or because I was clearly the one person in the class - who needed most help.....? I've sated myself for now with the belief that the offer was a recognition of both the above maxims.

I've just returned from the Golden Temple - a truly beautiful -incredible sight then went to Jallianwala Bagh - more than a sobering sight... - the stuff we are just not taught in English schools these days! -

I was trying to explain to my Delhi friends - that my family - from Poland and Russia arrived around 20 years after this massacre - thereby divorcing me from this diabloic act of violence - as until my Parents - my family were not strictly speaking English (in fact most of them not speaking English at all!) - and luckily left Amritsar just in time to escape the sectarian violence that has erupted there in the last few days.

so as one school report of mine once read - and I paraphrase - Life can be infuriating - troublesome - crazy - dementing - unruly - (with callis in the class) - but it is never dull! (he was my favourite teacher -)

Take Care everyone! Love, Luck, Kisses, Hugs, warmth (heat morelike!) and good vibes form Delhi

James xxx