A subtle alchemy

As the golden rays of the setting sun painted the sky in hues of orange and pink, the anticipation in the air was palpable.

It was the first day of Ramadan, a month of fasting and spiritual reflection for Muslims around the world. And in the cocooned comfort of our home, nestled in the suburban sprawl of our city, Shabana, Azeem and I eagerly awaited the moment to break our fast. The first day of the fast always provided a shock to our system as we forcibly adjusted to the lack of regular caloric input.

The aroma of freshly fried samosas filled the air, wafting from the kitchen where Shabana had spent hours meticulously preparing the mouth-watering treats. The tantalising scent grew stronger with each passing minute, tickling our senses and making our stomachs rumble in unison. It was as if the samosas themselves were beckoning, urging us to gather around the table and indulge in their warmth and flavour. We had always cherished the breaking of the fast as a sacred time, a moment to come together and share not only a meal but also our love and gratitude. And on this special evening, our hearts were filled with a profound sense of unity and anticipation. We knew that in just a few moments, the adhan, the call to prayer, would resonate through the air, signalling the end of our day-long fast. As we sat around the table, Shabana carefully arranged the golden samosas on a platter, arranging them like precious jewels. Azeem’s eyes gleamed with excitement as he watched his mother’s deft hands, his mouth watering at the sight of the crispy pastries. He had grown up savouring these samosas, but there was something magical about breaking the fast with them during Ramadan. It was a tradition that had been passed down through generations, a symbol of family, faith, and togetherness.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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