pop and sizzle

cumin and mustard seeds
just beginning to pop and sizzle
in the coconut oil
while i chop the onion
as the light snow angles down outside
from the water world:

A Malaysian indigenous Mah Meri tribesman, wearing a traditionally crafted mask, dances during the “Puja Pantai” ritual, a thanksgiving ritual praying to the spirits of the seas, in Pulau Carey on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
-the telegraph/ Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images

Government officials throw flowers from a helicopter onto thousands of Hindu devotees in the water at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers – the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati – on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela, or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India – the telegraph, Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

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