Every day I am called down around 2 pm for lunch. Mama Bhakti cooks for the whole family and gives me a huge portion as well. Today is fresh kingfish with curry and rice. She waits to see if I like it and giggles if I find it a bit hot. Swati teaches me the art of eating with my hands. Papa looks over and asks if I want a spoon. No, I say, I am practicing.
Ah, life is a practice – so many things to try. Sadly only nine more days here. I will remember this family deep in my heart.