Steel Notes Magazine December 2016 - Page 129

www.steelnotesmagazine.com Steel Notes Magazine many, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, France, Belgium, Brazil, and more. When we weren’t partying, or lying in the sun, everyone in our community on Calangute Beach would gather at the Bella Vista restaurant. The Bella Vista was right on the beach. There were a few tables inside, but most of us could always be found surrounding the tables out on the large verandah in front, eating drinking, smoking dope, listening to music and just hanging out. I spent long periods of time largely cut off from world events, but word went around that the Russians had invaded Afghanistan on December 25, 1979, and we had celebrated a New Years Eve/End of the World party to usher in 1980. The world didn’t end, and on January 1, there were candles dancing against the sunrise as we passed chillums around our circle of friends. It’s strange to think how this disparate group of people from every corner of the world, some professionals, such as doctors and accountants, taking a few weeks to a month to escape the ordinary, others hippie travelers, who had been making there way throughout parts of Asia for years, dope dealers, thieves, musicians, movie stars and vagabond wanderers, all shared for a brief moment a glimpse of the Age of Aquarius. I had been in Goa for a couple of months, but as February approached I had to begin my journey out of India. My last visa extension was going to soon expire, and I had to leave the country for six months before I could reenter. My vague plan was to catch the steamer that sailed up the Arabian Sea to Bombay, and get a room in a hotel recommended to me ‰δ„™•±±½άΡΙ…Ω•±•Θ°…ΑΑΙ½ΑΙ₯…Ρ•±δ½Θ₯Ι½Ή₯…±±δ…±±•Q‘”I•ΰΈ'ŠeΡ‘•ΈΡ…­”„ΡΙ…₯Έ)…Ι½Ν́ё”‰Ι•…‘Ρ ½˜%Ή‘₯„ΡΌ …±ΥΡΡ„°™Ι½΄έ‘•Ι”$έ½Υ±΅…­”΅δέ…䁽ٕȁѼQ‘…₯±…Ή)™Ρ•ΘΝ΅½­₯Ήœ„±½Π½˜‘…Ν …Ή‘…Ν₯ΉœΡ‘”‘Ι…½Έέ₯Ρ MΡ•Ω”…Ή±•Ή‘„°$ΝΑ•ΉΠ΅δ±…ΝЁΉ₯‘Ё₯Έ½„…Ё]•Ή‘ηŠeΜΈ±°$Ι•΅•΅‰•Θ½˜Ρ‘…ЁΉ₯‘Ё₯́‘•ΘΙ•΅½Ω₯Ήœ΅δ±ΥΉ€°ΝΡ•ΑΑ₯Ήœ‰…¬…Ή±½½­₯Ήœ΅”Υΐ…Ή‘½έΈ°…Ή)Ν…ε₯Ήœ°ƒŠq'Še΄½₯ΉœΡΌ΅…­”ε½ΤΝΙ•…΄»Št)Q‘”Ή•αЁ΅½ΙΉ₯Ήœ$™±½…Ρ•΅δέ…䁉…¬ΡΌ΅δΙ½½΄°…Ρ‘•Ι•΅δ‰•±½Ή₯ΉΜΥΐ₯ΉΡΌ΅δΑ…¬°…ΉΡ½½¬½™˜™½Θ)Ρ‘”‘½­ΜΡΌ…э Ρ‘”ΝΡ•…΅•ΘΡΌ ½΅‰…δΈ()MΡ••°9½Ρ•Μ5……ι₯Ή”()έέάΉΝΡ••±Ή½Ρ•Ν΅……ι₯Ή”Ή½΄((ΔΘδ((0