Thursday 21 June 2018

Me and my family and the local langar

Sikhs tucking in at a langar... 'maybe next time we will have the chats'
Sikhs tucking in at a langar... 'maybe next time we will have the chats'
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

'Dad? What's going on?" the 10-year-old said to me. "I don't know," I was forced to admit, which is a real failure for a parent.

In that moment what was going on was that I wished I had had a pedicure and I was concerned that the headscarf I was wearing was not staying on.

Beyond that, we were just sitting there barefoot and heads covered, vaguely facing in the direction of a kind of altar to which we had bowed when we came in, as I slipped an offering into a box.

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