There is a documentary film on an artist called Rockwell Kent (that my TCU professor Greg Mansur shot). Kent was a traveler and adventurist and during the McCarthy trials, the U.S. government took away his passport so that he couldn't leave the country. There is a clip in the film of Kent standing on his front porch saying, "my passport is like my pants and I want my pants back!"
In order to obtain a visa for India, I had to mail my passport in almost a month ago. I often just carry my passport with me on trips to the grocery store, you know just in case. And not having it these last couple of weeks has made me nervous.
Well, I'm proud to announce that I've got my pants back!It feels good to have visas.