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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Lately I am seeing value in staying put. Accepting visitors. Accepting guests. Hosting.

Hosting this, next.

‘Autumn Leaves.’ I’m looking for people who want to drop in, who want to cook, who want to write in reflection spaces with me at my studio, or who want to play a (quiet) song or two. Jazz is nice. I’m going to invite you to apply to be a part of something vey low-key and collaborative. This is the page with the outline.


More for those who query, with a simple conversation that starts in the kind of way that feels real. I don’t really go for those long emails with billions of questions in them; they are too much, too soon. Maybe we can get this going in the fall this year here in Phnom Penh, and take a tour, next year, if covid isn’t as much of a bother as it is now. I know some people are really wanting to ‘go traveling’ but I’m gonna just hang out where I am. I’ll host though. For those who I want to host, that is.

‘Just friends. You should host a speakeasy. Just people you want.’


Is next.

‘What comes through the most is the personality of the author and truly feeling her perspective as she goes through this collage of beautiful and heartwarming(-breaking) incidents. The somewhat conversational style and the painterly touches of language really enrich what is already a non-traditional story of this type. The artistry of the language is matched only by the truthfulness to the emotional journey the author has been through.

‘If you’re a fan of good travel writing, poetic prose, and personal essays/memoir of the type where the aesthetics of a scene are just as important as its recitation of events and their details, then you’ll love this book. Like me you’ll find yourself wishing to visit Ireland, India, and Japan all at once, if only to see your familiar spaces in a new light when you return home. I’m really looking forward to the next one!’

–Tim S., on The Elopement, at the book’s Kindle page. Kismuth no longer uses Amazon for social conscious purposes.

‘‘Dipika is a[n] author who clearly has been writing for years. Her ability to illustrate a particular moment, object, or emotion is amazing. Her writing style is different than what I am accustomed to reading. Its almost poetic. As the reader you can expect to gain insight into the mind, heart and soul of a Woman who lives life passionately and purposely. Also, Dipika does a nice job at outlining the good and not so pretty reality of what it means to defy cultural norms.”

—Anonymous, on the book’s old Kindle page. No longer using Kindle for social conscious purposes.