a tumbler of degree coffee,
a birthday greeting to a friend
(thank God for Facebook),
another tumbler of coffee...
...a hot water bath,
catching up on weekly politics,
rice and bitter-gourd curry
with jeera rasam and pickle,
a long unhad siesta...
one murukku made from old rice,
ground by hand and made in coconut oil,
one piece of jangri - not too sweet -
washed down with hot degree coffee...
a walk with the dog
drongo-spotting in the garden,
and old family stories with mother
under the jamun tree...
...a little poem, a bit of light reading,
and an interesting online chat
on the Dhammapada...
...and finally an ascent to heaven
with curd rice and vadu-mangay,
before the fall to the netherworld