Ve Ku Sa Mo is a frequent event in our largely canine, mildly human, tiny household. It’s a state that has followed us across homes, cities and time. We have tried to prevent it from happening, but the tugs of this powerful phenomenon never let go.
What is Ve Ku Sa Mo? No, it has nothing to do with NaMo or politics. It is not a Japanese cuss word, either. A new parenting philosophy, perhaps? Now that, I cannot say!
Ve Ku Sa Mo is an abbreviated version of a tamil expression ( there are versions in many other languages too!) : Vecha Kudumi, Saracha Mottai! Basically, it means you do everything or you do nothing. Sounds familiar? Welcome aboard!
I wanted to post about this today as I am currently in the “saracha mottai” phase, as in the “do nothing” phase . I have no idea how one does a little every day. I spent the past four weeks cleaning up our home like a maniac and cooking in a frenzy. Here’s all that I made. Drool and enjoy.
Circle 1 : Irani Samosas
Circle 2 : Whole Wheat jim-jammy Nankhatai.
Circle 3 : Peanut-Jaggery Chikki
Hmmm, wonder why I don’t have nine circles, considering all the fire (not particularly hellish, but delish!) I waded through in making these!
This does not include, of course, the puffed amaranth breakfast cereal that I hit upon or the yummy peppery crackers I made last evening! Also to be added are the non culinary areas of “ativrishti”, viz, the decluttering of the basement, the organization of the pantry and general mental cleaning overall. Oh, I forget the two whole days I spent on work not related to the house.
And now… you can guess where I am right now.
Just to keep you in the loop (I am very familiar with corporate jargon, you see? Makes me more professional, I am told!) , my “saracha mottai”phase started yesterday. God save my home and my family!
P.S : It’s possibly “lunatic”, don’t you think, all this waxing and waning?