Dhanno preens before the mirror, trying on her pretty clothes. She goes through the old ones, wondering whether to keep or discard. She beams at the new summery ones bought from Linking Road and Lokhandwala Market.

I sigh wistfully and say,

“When I was young and slim, I didn’t have the money for lots of clothes. And now that I have the money, I don’t have the figure to wear half the clothes I’d like to.”

Dhanno gives me a scathing look and says, “It’s your body, Mama. Not a landscape that has been destroyed and needs to be rehabilitated. It would take 3 months to get in shape. Of course, you need to exercise.”

Of course.

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