I am so stupid! I mentioned to Anchoress Samarra that my mother fears she is drugging me, and I asked her if that was true. While I got a mollifying answer, I also got my mother beaten half to death. Samarra told my father. I half wish I could return to that place I was a few weeks ago – that comfortable place where everything Samarra told me felt like the truth, and I didn’t feel so divided in my thoughts and loyalties. I do know she is drugging me. She wouldn’t have reacted so violently if it were false. Anchoress Ensharra is giving me something to counteract what Samarra is giving me, and I have, through bitter experience, gained enough sense not to mention it to anybody, not even Jasreth.
Everybody cooks in this house. You probably realized that when you visited. My father-in-law, Krush makes this salad often. He says it cools and balances the body, and it is one of his favorites. Knowing how much you love your fermented goodies, I thought you might like it, as well. I think I have it translated into things you can acquire. When you are enjoying it, think of me and know that I am happy here. Give my love to Appa, and save a generous dollop for yourself!