It’s the end of season, which mean family, and friends, and kids. I think about it more and more and this is a big reason why I’m here. Almost the entirety of my extended family is here, which is important. The host body occasionally treats me like a foreign entity, but my family doesn’t. And it is nice, having family, if you’re lucky with them. And you meet people, especially from different generations. And friends here quickly turn into family and you end up with a whole coterie of uncles and aunties and achchis and seeyas and mallis and nangis. And cats and dogs and servants and stories and gossip and lunches and dinners, etc. And weddings and funerals, and tea and biscuits. Which is December and January in Sri Lanka.
The above photo (below video) isn’t family, but another node on an extended friend tree.
Kid playing with sparkler. 19 seconds, but in HD so will take a while to load.