Siddhartha and Govinda

enduring friendship two sides of the same coin a binding mantra Kim M. Russell, 2018 Siddhartha at the river My response to Carpe Diem #1376 Re-United In today’s episode, Chèvrefeuille tells us about the friendship between Siddhartha and Govinda, both Brahman’s sons who became friends early in their lives but, after starting a quest for […]

Empty of Thirst

clouds bypass deserts mountains suck up all the rain only waves of heat Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1363 Taklamakan Desert (the “Sea of Death”)(Northern route) Today, on our journey along the ancient Silk Road, we are following the Northern Route that brings us along the Taklamakan Desert, one of largest […]


scorching desert heat no blissful leafy forest only dusty roads Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1362 Gansu (Northern route) This month we are on a journey ‘Along The Silk Road’ through China and around the Taklamakan Desert while reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. In today’s episode, we have reached Gansu, an […]