Sunday, January 24, 2010

I love it when I get to relax with chai at my favourite temperature! It IS a blessing that evokes gratefulness in me.
Especially with a good read - magazine/blog, and warmth.
So here I am reminded of a certain chai I had at my grandmother's house last month - I missed the custom of drinking from these ceramic bowls, painfully cheap (each is handmade/hand painted or stamped, and they sell for literally a few rupees each, so my heart goes out to those who make and sell these for a living).
I insisted on drinking from this, and sat stubbornly sipping from my little bowl above while the villagers sipped from their cups and mugs around me.
I let my tea go cold, so I could have the pictures and memory to keep.

7 comments:

Edith Hope said...

Dear Shana, I am so pleased to have found your blog particularly as you have been kind enough to comment for a second time on my writing [where I have left a brief reply].

These bowls do indeed look charming and I am saddened that they should be sold so cheaply. Such craftsmanship is a joy to behold. Enjoy your week.

Federica said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for you kind words!
Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Federica
xoxo

Shana said...

Dear Edith;Thank you so much, and I actually went outside and enjoyed pulling up some winter vegetables with my father today and simply taking delight worked:)

Shana said...

Dear Edith;Thank you so much, and I actually went outside and enjoyed pulling up some winter vegetables with my father today and simply taking delight worked:)

Shana said...

Dear Federica; Thanks for coming by! Like I said, I considered your blog a real find!

Shana said...

Dear Federica; Thanks for coming by! Like I said, I considered your blog a lovely find!

Tahir Qazi said...

Haveli is a symbol of our family and hope its there for our future generations to be proud of where they came from thanks for your effort