diwali

Warm sesame oil simmered with turmeric, garlic cloves, cumin seeds, cilantro – scooped with fingers, pressed to scalp.  Come, come; va, va. Before the sun, come, come. Crouch on the pavement, pour colored powder through your fingers, build a transient protector of your home, a design of pink-chalk lotus flowers and lamps (ladies only, please come, come.) Later, sparkle the sky with tiny stars of … Continue reading diwali