Eight Feet Moving

Eight Feet Moving is where I occasionally post thoughts on my family’s year abroad living in India.

I have heard that the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate, and we might imagine a distant future in which the night sky is empty of stars, everything having become so distant from each other. It’s a depressing thought, but it also puts our current relative cramped conditions in perspective. We can see millions of stars, and we can calculate our place in space.

Space and proximity are relative, and as a family we are coming to understand this more than ever. We are currently living in a cozy one room apartment that measures approximately 300 square feet. For a family of four, that doesn’t leave much elbow room. We have a small kitchen with a little fridge, a two burner stove, and a compact oven that reminds me of something sold in toy stores and called “My First” something or other. We have an attached bathroom with a water heater good for a single shower. And then we have the room.

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