Getting to the root of it
Hi Friends and Copia Family,
It's true. We're addicted to Masterclass. Have you seen the ads for this app creeping around on your social media profile? We succumbed and subscribed. We are Masterclassing. In all fairness, we have always been thirsty for knowledge in any number of topics. This is just another way to get it. Of course we are both binging on the cooking classes. Egg yolk after egg yolk, we made aioli, remoulade and hollandaise in a matter of two days (thanks, Thomas Keller). But there's also classes on economics, writing and film direction. In fact, it was something Mira Nair said in her film direction class that spurred the topic of this email. She said, "You are not a foreigner to yourself. You come from somewhere. Your roots are strong ... I always believe it's my roots, because my roots are strong, that I can fly."
In that spirit, we pay respect to our roots and what allows us to fly. Going through the once-in-a-century type of time that we are experiencing now, we recall that our parents have all seen and done a lot in their lifetimes. Collectively, they have lived through the violent partition of a country, civil war, riots, loss of loved ones en masse, migration, learned new languages, joined a new workforce and all the while, attempting to not completely melt into the melting pot of their existence (another line from Mira Nair's class). They have survived, contributed to the mosaic of cultures in the US and have maintained their identity all the while. What's more is they raised us to be strong and fiercely independent individuals.
Who our parents are has directly contributed to who we are. This week, we honor them - our roots - and share a few of their passions.
Varinder's Mom ~ Recipe for Moong-Masoor Dal Tadka
Varinder's Dad ~ The deeply spiritual poem Bulleya Ki Jaana Main Kaun
Anita's Mom ~ An elegant party playlist
Anita's Dad ~ A wine recommendation from our cellar
Sarah's Mum & Dad ~ Scroll down for their tips to stay physically and mentally active
Drop us a line anytime by replying or calling (805) 835-6094. Enjoy and be safe.
Anita and Varinder Sahi
"Parh parh ilm hazaar kitaaban
qaddi apnay aap nou parhiya naee ..."
"Yes, you have read thousands of books
But you have never tried to read your own self ..." -Baba Bulleh Shah