I am in South Asia at the moment. Lahore in Pakistan and now Colombo in Sri Lanka.
While living in this region can have its frustrations, God gave the clues on how to survive when he placed certain animals here.
Camel. Elephant. Buffalo.
There is something about the slowish pace, the undistracted persistence, and the rhythmic patience in the gait of these indestructibly solid animals which suggests how to survive in South Asia.
As soon as my airplane touches down in this part of the world I go through my little mantra - "camel, elephant, buffalo" - as I look to change the gait by which I live.