When John Keats talked of a thing of beauty being a joy forever, he was probably referring to those beautiful, charming, cherishable and thousands-of-wonderful-memories-come-flooding-back nostalgic moments.
I wish to share such bootiful sights with you all. Food, dresses, shoes, coins, places, handshakes, waterfallss, old trains, chocolate wrappers – anything and everything!
These are sights that I treasure and will always hold close to my heart for they come with strong ties and are reminiscent of love and hence, beauty.
Like my first batch of jamoons, a couple of weeks back –
that were not anywhere near what ma makes but looked and smelled of real jamoons, had a small part of uncooked core just the way we love it and we could hardly contain our excitement.
Or, the amazing Turkish tea, that we keep going back for in one of the most authentic Turkish Cuisine restaurants along –
Or, that game of jenga that we always are eager to open and wait expectantly for some company and keep record how big a tower we built, and also secretly keep track of who was responsible for our downfall (literal!)-
Or, the pride that a fruit bowl on our dining table exudes, making me love it when I pass by every single time –
Or, the green of the palak paneer signalling that even though you goofed up and made modifications (to what Tarla Dalal had to say), it IS going to be alright –
And just when you gush and call the both your mothers and tell them what a cook you are discovering yourself to be, K decides to cook one weekend and does not let me come anywhere near the kitchen and puts me to shame in one afternoon with –
heavenly paneer masala that he says is his secret invention.
All I know is that he managed to use both of my shiny looking yellow and red capsicum that was making my fridge look beautiful.
I licked off the pan because neighbours were not looking anyways. He decides to rub in the fact that he is endowed with better culinary skills and has an instinct for choosing and inventing dishes and all that (he said all that) with –
I feel so overwhelmed for what she has done for me, because it is just SO me! Thank you Scribby!
And, will I keep looking at all these pictures forever and ever and smile and experience bliss ? Heavens YES!
Because, a thing of beauty is a joy forever.