Water is an adulterant in milk which is often always added to increase the volume of milk which in turn decreases the nutritive value of milk. What's more, contaminated water poses a serious health risk, especially to infants and elders.
The presence of water can be detected by putting a drop of milk on a polished slanting surface. The drop of pure milk flows slowly leaving a white trail behind it, whereas milk adulterated with water will flow immediately without leaving a mark.
when coffee beans filled the morning
with hope, when our mothers' headscarves
hung like white flags on washing lines.
Let us not speak of the long arms of sky
that used to cradle us at dusk.
And the baobabs—let us not trace
the shape of their leaves in our dreams,
or yearn for the noise of those nameless birds
that sang and died in the church's eaves.
A conversation is more about listening than talking — it's a dialog between two or more entities, unfiltered.
How many times you have heard a Farmers' Market happening nearby and not finding a single farmer on sight? Not to sound pedantic or show irritation towards anything f-a-n-c-y done by Kombucha-sipping-connoisseurs, but we've been observing this from the periphery, and it felt like a right moment to raise the bar.