a gathering place for family to join together in laughter.
the one place you will always be surrounded by those
who love you. a place or feeling of belonging.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Google celebrating the festival of colours today . Today is HOLI, festival of colours which is a very auspicious day in the Hindu calendar. It is my most favourite festival in the whole wide world. I love the vibrance, chaos and mess. I think this is the first time I have played down my tone because I need to nurse an infant or else my spirits are always high during this time of the year.
The day began with me lying languorous on the bed along with my cherubs. I nursed the younger one while the elder one talked softly in my ears. Life as a mother paints my canvass with vivid colours.I giggled as I imagined myself running after them with a water gun, probably in the courtyard of dishoom next year.
I read this forwarded quote on my timeline, which defines home. I was instantaneously hooked to this definition. I never realised that an ordinary word in my dictionary could have such an emphatic and concise meaning. I would perhaps define home in a zillion words but this one hits the nail. (read above)
As a family we love each other, argue on baseless things, eat infinite meals and weave countless dreams. Somehow perception of home gave dormancy around this continuum.
I celebrate every festival with fervour. Though I am an extrovert and you would see me hopping around with friends here and there.But for festivals I ensure they are celebrated at home and feel secure being close to my family.Do you remember my vibrant Holi post from last year. Do read it here.Last year it was Bihari cuisine and this year it is dominantly a Odia cuisine on my dining table.
- Chakuli Pitha (Rice cake from Odisha)
- Handi Mansa Tarkari (Mutton curry from Odisha)
- Almond milk & Hemp seed Thandai (Fusion recipe)