Coffee With Mi

Mi, I toast you with a tumbler of freshly brewed kaapi!

Coffee With Mi, Close To My Heart

Today’s flavor is a nonet, Mi. Yep – a nine-liner.

My best coffees have been with you, Mi. Okay, my eyes just glazed over. Sigh!

“I believe in love at first sight, because I’ve loved my Mom ever since I opened my eyes”

Coffee With Mi


Fragrance gently invades my senses
Thick viscous dark brown drops splash in
Transforming smooth white landscape
Spreading its hues, dives deep
Reaches the bottom
To rise again


Hugged me tight
Assuring, warm
Smiled into my eyes
unconditional love
poured into my heart and soul
affectionately nourishing
Soothing, filling me with confidence

coffee with mi
thank you

Mmm. I composed this in the kitchen on the sheet lining the masala shelf and now I’ll have to change it — too many reminders scribbled on it. If you are wondering why I was standing in the kitchen of all places to create, blame the milk! Two liters of milk were sitting in the fridge, Mi. And now if that is not a prompt for therattupaal I don’t know what is. Since it entailed standing watch over two liters of milk and stirring it constantly to reduce it to a yummy thick sweetened mass, I multi-tasked by using one hand to tend to the milk and the other to write.  I am glad to say that it turned out extremely well. And why not, ha ha. The three of us ceremoniously, reverently had dessert together, savoring each tiny spoon of the treat.

Question now is, how long the sweet will last! Too tasty for its own good!

Yesterday I made besan ka halwa again, at Vidur’s request. And that too turned out wonderful, according to him. What joy to see him relishing all our staple homemade traditional sweets! Every day I marvel at how much I enjoy cooking. Okay, go ahead and smirk and say I-told-you-so!

By the way, today is the cooking competition in our condo.  Remember how Vidur participated in 2008 and won a prize? This year their “prompt” for their culinary skills demonstration is paneer, our man’s favorite. But of course he hasn’t shown interest, too much school work to do!

It is a nice lazy Sunday afternoon with all of us doing our thing.  Suddenly I feel the hankering for some kadak chai. I think I’ll go make it and save the cuppa coffee for the 6 pm dose.

Ah, and I enjoyed a long chat with V. I was recalling how we met, back in 1974 when I was in Class 7. Oh, which reminds me, it seems Mary-Ann David teacher passed away last month. So sad, no? How amused we were that her sons were named Ram,Lakshman and Bharat!

Diwali is upon us next week on November 5. Somehow this year has whizzed by so quickly. What an eventful year it has been. But we’ll save that for another conversation. Let’s have tea instead! Yes, lemon tea for you, just the way you like it in your favorite glass!

Coffee with Mi

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Vidya Sury

Writer, Editor, Blogger, Influencer. I blog/create content for businesses and edit manuscripts for authors and publishers. On my blogs, I write about all the things I enjoy in life: parenting, personal development, health and wellness, books, food, travel, gratitude, mindfulness, happiness. In my free time I play with my dust bunnies and show my diabetes who's boss.

5 thoughts on “Coffee With Mi, Close To My Heart

  1. Liked the nonet, but liked the walk down memory lane even better. These walks you take make for such beautiful posts, and I am sure I am not the only person who has told you this.

  2. Beautiful Nonet Vidya! Mom as a best friend is the best thing to happen no? I always enjoy your conversations with Mi, always brings a smile on my face! 🙂

  3. Beautiful nonet + reverse nonet! Doing this while working in the kitchen is a wonderful example of multi-tasking!
    I’m not sure whether you did it deliberately, or whether it happens often in a nonet, but I liked how some lines have more words, but less syllables and vice versa.
    The later part of your post was great, as usual. It’s to be expected since it comes straight from the heart!

    1. I am intrigued that you picked up on that, Pro. In fact, after I wrote it, I looked at the lines and was amused to see what you observed. Just coincidence. I just focused on the syllables.

      Thank you for your kind words.

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