I wrote this piece in the strangest mood. I wanted to celebrate the work of Junoon, of people I’ve loved as we’ve journeyed together in working for and within and across the arts; simultaneously I wanted to lament what was then going on (students in jail for supposed sedition, a darkness around me and in my heart). So this is the shape it took, and I sent it off as a sort of gift. It makes me happy that it’s up on the Junoon blog. And happier that at least some of the darknesses cleared, even as new clouds moved in.