Do they have exclamation points in Hindi?
Or is it just understood that everything in India
should be said with an exclamation point?
I just finished Midnight's Children.
It is the masterpiece of Salman Rushdie.
And now I want to end every sentence I write about
this author, this book, with an exclamation point.
My husband and I went to see Salman Rusdie Friday night.
He talks just like he writes.
He speaks in beautiful metaphors
that seem to flow from his mouth
as naturally as rain from dark clouds.
I couldn't take any pictures inside,
so I must be happy with
the picture I took of the marquee.
And this one that I borrowed from the Guardian:
And here is a little Wondersay wordplay to celebrate Salman Rusdie: