It was Durga Puja this week, and our Hindu neighbor brought up this feast at 8:45 pm without a warning. She was flustered at seeing that our kids were getting ready to sleep, having already eaten. She had spent the whole day cooking the many dishes, spicy fat lentils, chicken curry, five types of coconut/sesame/palm sugar sweets, a vegetable dish, and hand-made luchis. But then her guests didn’t show up! She’s a smart lady . . didn’t want to miss the chance to share and bless .. so she brought it up for us. We had a second supper at 9 pm. It was delicious.

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