As we were loading the tuktuk, Dimuthu called and asked what was taking so long....everyone was waiting in the shop to boil the milk!
Everyone gathered in the shop. Dimuthu, Ama, and Jora set up the bricks, set the small clay pot on top, arranged the kindling, poured the milk. Leo and I lit the fire. A ceremony for blessed new beginnings. We waited and coaxed the fire until the milk rose up like marshmallow and spilled over the top to put out the fire.
After the milk spilled over, we were officially open for business. We turned on Asanka's favorite song, HOPE from Jack Johnson's new album and sat around enjoying the moment.
The yellow pot was Leo's bday gift from Himali, Mahesh, Dimuthu, Ama, and Tata. Below them are MountainWave stickers.
Some tshirts are displayed on the bamboo ladders Nalinda, Dimuthu, and Jora made on Saturday. Looks cool.
More musing and pictures in the days to come.