Dear Great Book Guru, Next Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30pm all the candidates for Sea Cliff Village Trustee will meet at St. Luke’s Parish Hall to state their beliefs about Village governance and answer questions from the audience. It should be an exciting, informative evening. While I am waiting for the event to begin, I would love to have something interesting and worthwhile to read. A recommendation?
Hoping to be Informed
Dear Hoping, Every year the Sea Cliff Civic Association sponsors this Meet the Candidates forum and –you are right- it’s a great evening to learn about the workings of the Village. While waiting, you might want to get a copy of Elizabeth Flock’s debut work: THE HEART IS A SHIFTING SEA: Love and Marriage in Mumbai. Flock writes about three couples living in present day Mumbai and how Indian culture – past and present- impacts their marriages. We meet Veer and Maya, a Hindu couple whose life together is a struggle for Maya a school principal and Veer who is haunted by an earlier love- Shahzad and Sabeena, a Muslim couple who battle parental interference, depression, and childlessness- and Ashok and Parvati, a highly educated Hindu couple whose marriage was arranged with the help of an online matchmaker. A fascinating story of love, religion, economics, technology, and life in a changing world- highly recommended!