“How did you meet my son?” she asked
“We work together,” I stammered
“Have some drumstick sambhar,” she said
“Er.. thank you,”
She poured some over the steaming rice, adding a dollop of ghee.
To my horror, I couldn’t stop eating until my bowl was empty. I looked up, my eyes glazed from food euphoria.
“I made it myself. Have more,” Ma-in-law smiled
Food, catharsis, acceptance.
Noun: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.