Eid Special -
Maa called me early morning, although she knows i sleep till late because we are in quarantine and so we don't have our usual work routine. Hello maa, i said. Beta, Saraha aunty's here, it's Eid so she wanted to talk to you. Hello aunty, Eid Mubarak, i said.
Eid Mubarak beta, you know every Eid you used to come home after your exams and we've always celebrated Eid together, so just thought to talk to you, aunty said.
And i literally couldn't control my tears, all the memories of the festivals we've celebrated in all these years flashed back to me.
Aunty, i want my eddi and kheer, i said. We are waiting for you to come back beta, aunty said with a warmth. And, i literally felt a warmth even when we are dealing with the worst. These things, these conversations keep us warm and loved in these times, something that keeps us going, something that we look at with a hope, and i felt HOME again. .
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