What a beautiful painting!!! Now tell me, what is a 7 treasure pudding made of?
dried prunes, kumkwats, about three ingredients I can't name, leechees....its a cross between a Christmas Pudding and a fruitcake...in the village I grew up in, every family made it different. its sticky and sweet. It's one of those dishes that children love until they grow and "know better"
I love your little vignettes and stories. I haven't commented much but I look all the time. I love the glow of your paintings, too.
Jeanne-Ming, thanks for that insight, and for a bit of your history. It means a great deal to me...more than I can say. In fact, the director of Q's SWI is the only person we met (since my husband was very ill on the only day we had free, and so we were not able to make the 9-hour round trip to the SWI). She, however, was and is wonderful. Of course, in reality, I know very little about her, but we got a good feeling from her right from the start and she really reached out warmly to us and to Q. She even made us a photo album of pictures of Q during her time in the orphanage, with room for future entries. This little gesture was invaluable to us and (I am certain) will be invaluable to Q at some point. So yes, I think she was loved. I think she had it good (or as good as was possible on scarce means). I think she was treated well, and I think that's a great part of the reason for her joy, her natural trust, and her oppenness to the world.