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Percolate 

The aroma of sautéed onions percolated through the apartment. Son came home from the office. As soon as he entered through the front door, he asked, “Mama, what’s cooking? It smells great”.

My first response was nothing, it’s just onions which I changed to meat, and rice. I wasn’t finished with the onions yet, and other ingredients were to be added.

He didn’t believe that getting  the onions brown could smell so wonderful, he removed the lid to look inside the pot. Satisfied he sat on a chair to pull off his shoes, and socks, put on his slippers, and went off to his room.

I have been teaching him how to cook. He has learnt the basics. Hopefully he will be able to  do something for himself, if I am not there.

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Zing

A Happy Eid-ul-Duha to everyone.

Downtown XL Center – the makeshift  Eidgah where the Eid Prayers took place.

We went to downtown Hartford for the Eid prayers. The children and elders all wore new clothes to bring a zing to our Eid.

Here I am wearing the same clothes I wore on last Eid. I have to make do with a few clothes I brought with me from Peshawar. The shalwar, qameez and dopatta ensemble comes in usage like today’s occasion.


Two Black American Ladies who had come to offer Eid Prayers 

We had a lunch get together  in a park. There was chicken barbecued outside. Everybody contributed a dish, or two. There ware two types of cooked rice, various salads, hot dogs, kababs, barbecued chicken pieces, and many dishes of desserts. It was lovely meeting new people. I made new friends among the ladies. Their enthusiasm at meeting me waned a bit after learning that I was leaving, and going back to Houston in ten days time.

From here Houston seems as far away as the moon. 

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