FOR more than 30 years I have worn faded, sweatstained blessing strings around my neck. It was 20 years before anyone commented. I also have a couple around my left wrist, as does the Indian lad who sells me petrol. We grinned. His are Hindu, mine Buddhist. Seeing the strings..read more
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