Today I spent studying Qi Gong Moving the Program of Life charts and learning a new meditation. After my day was done I quickly got changed and went out to a Diwali dinner party, of course in a new party dress!
From Wikipedia – “The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of deepavali which translates into “row of lamps”. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.”
We had such a fun night out eating some incredible food my friend had prepared and lighting sparklers with the kids. I think the kids enjoyed that the most as it was the first time they had seen them! Yes sparklers are so much fun, I remember the days when we used to write with them and take long exposure photographs!
I ended the evening eating this leaf with spices called ‘paan‘ – it was funny as I had no idea what it was and it tasted like sandalwood incense! I was asking my friends whether you can get high from it but it wasn’t the correct leaf 🙂 still it was intense and felt like my tongue went numb but that was probably the clove or the fennel seeds?!?
|The kiddos having a fun time with the sparklers and the lights|