Stuffed Okra Boats
Remember those rainy days of childhood , when it poured & poured , yet you never fretted a single second, coz’ you had plans up your sleeve…yes, Paper Boats!!!! Don’t we all love them, doesn’t it bring a smile to think about the number of times you have sneaked past an elder with the day’s newspaper, with the juiciest of news, only to go & hide in your secret corner to make paper boats, what if the base was not firm & the boat toppled over, so you sneaked some more fresh newspaper.Then you sat on the floor designing one paper boat after another & as you grew the boats became more colorful & could carry gooseberries & leaves from your garden from your back yard to your front yard in that gushing water, even if that was the longest journey they made in their life span, your heart swelled with pride b’coz you engineered the boat into “being” smile. Happy carefree days, when all you needed was some paper to color your imagination….
It’s been pouring here the past few days, torrential rains….something about the rains that GETS to you…..all memories you hold dear come floating by , like the paper boats & the Fall leaves sure add color to your imagination, so here I was creating Okra boats in my kitchen…..never let your dreams sink, so what if it is in different waters, the joy is, in floating your boat ,so cherish every moment .