My sister said: “I am coming to India”

She would bring cheese

and chocolate coins

in her suitcase

Our big plans:

talk Bollywood in Mumbai

swim in Goa

have Thanksgiving in Calcutta

and eat obscene amounts of nan bread

And never forget any of this. Ever.

My sister’s happy-go-lucky approach to a lot of things-

like waking up at 5AM to visit a fish market (so fishy we had to wash off fish scales of our arms and legs), or wearing Converse with multicolor shoelaces, or attempting to film Mumford and Sons’ ‘The Cave’ videoclip while riding scooters- the very thought of her makes my eyes droopy and my face warm and round(er)

I love her, oh so much