November 12, 2012
Diwali is about hope and joy, the promise that light will always find its way in, no matter how dark and lonely the corner. But the true magic of Diwali comes, I think, as so many magical things do, in the form of love; it is our loving of each other, truly and fiercely that forces the light into the cracks.
We celebrated Diwali on Sunday at brunch, friends and loved ones gathered in a house filled with candles, too much food, and a baby who loves to chew on fingers.
If there is one thing I can always feel sure of, no matter how many other things in my life feel confusing or uncertain, it is the mandate of loving the people in my life: fully, joyfully, without abandon. I know I can never go wrong doing that.
“Love is not consolation. It is light.” (Fredrich Nietzsche)
2012 Diwali Brunch Menu:
saffron yogurt with fruit & seeds
vegetable biryani (I added paneer)
eggs poached in Indian-style tomato sauce (a riff off of shakshuka)
Indian-style potatoes & fresh puris (both made by my mom)
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