On June 27, 2013, Uttrang K Khalsa drove all the way from Perugia, Italy, in her Fiat Cinquecento to study a dilrubaa song some, and said hello!
We sat in silence for a few hours;
she sat where she sat and I, where I was, then she left.
A canvas thus built.

Back in Napoli the next day in anticipation of my flight to the US, Luigi helped me with preparing the Japanese ink from the dry ink biscuits she’d brought. She had also brought some fine paper – seems acid free.
Calligraphy I did – a drawing I did, marking her visit:

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