5.25.2010

chai may2510_1
I have a special place in my heart for chai. Chai tea, chai lattes, the scent of chai, a chai cupcake, all of which I love. Which has led me to these chai brownies, something special for tonight. may2510_3 For the past several weeks on Tuesday nights at nine o'clock in the evening my sister Kadee and I are dancing Bhangra, a type of Indian dance. Our instructor (a nice dental student with some moves) taught us that what we are learning is powerful and it is traditionally a masculine dance, to hold our arms higher, stronger, to smile while we're doing it, to shake our shoulders if we're comfortable. Last week we learned a series of moves that involved dancing with a partner, mine was Kadee. This seemed to bring us both a quiet joy as we faced one another dancing about, our moves intersecting with one another. may2510_2 may2510_4 Tonight is our last class. Some evenings it is tough to muster up the energy to dance for an hour, an hour when I'm normally curled up on the couch, but I will miss this Tuesday night ritual. I don't know if the dental student will be back to teach over the summer, or if our schedules will be open, so with this last night I am grateful for the shared moments we've had in that hot, mirrored, wooded floor, music pumping room...the room where I danced with Kadee.

10 comments:

thenextarrow said...

chai brownie? brilliant!

xo Alison

Dig The Earth said...

wow! they look fantastic! :D

April said...

I am totally drawn in by your talk on the dancing.

I am also in love with these brownie pics - they look super delicious. Things like this are why I am soo bad at eating clean.

Miz.November said...

There is nothing better for the soul than dancing. Well, dancing and those brownies, maybe.

Sarah Knight said...

That sounds like a wonderful experience!

And the brownies look wonderful too!

olivia rae said...

i can't wait to try these... i'm always looking for new interesting brownies! xo

our little love nest said...

Ooooh that looks like so much fun. Don and I are both drawn to Indian culture. We love Indian music, dance and food so much. Those brownies sound amazing and the look delicious. I am so going to make these on the weekend. Thank you! xo

knack said...

ok...we are fast friends now....I am a chai tea addict! :) ...and I love indian food...and culture:) your dance class sounds awesome....so glad you had fun with your sister!

xo

Megan B said...

These look delicious. Beautiful pictures!

Kwerkii said...

I had never thought of adding a hint of chai to my brownies. Thanks for the idea!