By Padma Venkatraman

ISBN-10: 0698158261

ISBN-13: 9780698158269

Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring tale of a tender girl’s fight to regain her ardour and discover a new peace is advised lyrically via verse that captures the sweetness and secret of India and the traditional bharatanatyam dance shape. it is a gorgeous novel approximately non secular awakening, the facility of paintings, and notably, the braveness and resilience of the human spirit.

Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so whilst an twist of fate leaves her a below-knee amputee, her desires are shattered. for a woman who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and suppleness, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. yet Veda refuses to permit her incapacity rob her of her goals, and he or she begins over again, taking newbie sessions with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a tender guy who techniques dance as a non secular pursuit. As their dating deepens, Veda reconnects with the area round her, and starts off to find who she is and what dance actually ability to her.

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Invadir la propiedad privada de otro tiene sus consecuencias. La Biblia está llena de versículos que nos advierten que si caminamos de determinada manera o en determinada dirección, tal cosa sucederá, y si caminamos de esta otra manera, esto otro sucederá. Cuando ponemos límites, debemos asumir la responsabilidad de nuestras elecciones, y hacerlas valer. Tú sabrás cuando estés cruzando los límites que te fijaste, o los de otra persona. Y también sabrás cuando alguien esté cruzando tus límites. Ten cuidado si te habías fijado cierta regla y la comienzas a olvidar o la rompes, no dándole la misma importancia que cuando te la habías fijado.

Toda mi familia se dio cita en mi casa el día que me llevaron al aeropuerto. Hermanos, tíos, sobrinos … todos me despidieron con cartelones, globos y un gran bullicio. Como era de esperarse, la despedida de mis padres fue la más difícil. Mamá lloraba inconsolablemente ya que, aunque ella me apoyaba en todo, el amor de madre hacía que sintiera pesar por el hecho de que no iba a verme durante dos largos años. Ya llegados al aeropuerto, las palabras que más escuché durante un buen Rato Fueron: “Adiós, Sergio”, “Cuídate”, “Escríbenos”, “Dios te bendiga”.

Ahora, con todo respeto, les voy a hablar como hombre a ustedes, mujercitas —dijo Iván—. Deben saber que el cerebro del hombre opera muy distinto al de las mujeres cuando de pasiones se trata. UNA VEZ QUE UN HOMBRE HA TENIDO AVANCES FÍSICOS CON UNA MUJER, SU CEREBRO PRÁCTICAMENTE SE DESCONECTA DEL RAZONAMIENTO. Lo único que quiere es satisfacer ese deseo que se ha encendido dentro suyo. , sólo para conseguir lo que quiere en ese momento. Por eso, y con esto vuelvo a hablarle a los muchachos, hace más de dos mil años el Apóstol Pablo dijo que bueno le sería al hombre no tocar mujer, no encender un fuego.

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