On a recent trip to the Taj Mahal, I met the most amazing tour guide. He was Muslim but really he was everything. I don’t think I have ever met a person with such an open heart and kind spirit. Really. His perspective on everything was open minded and cheerful. He prayed to Allah on our behalf in the dome of the Taj Mahal, he told us Hindu stories, he simply embraced all that is good in the world.
One of my friends asked him how Indians feel about the British – how they ruled – the after effects of their leaving – just in general.
He said that some people were probably resentful. And then he held up a bottle of water and said, “But if you give me a bottle of water, then take back a capful of water, I am still left with a very full bottle of water.”
This is my new perspective. I still have a very full bottle of water – and, yes, you can remind me of that if you see the need to! 😉
And if you need a tour guide the next time you are in Agra – Ali is the guy!
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