Do you practice any of your family’s traditions from when you were growing up?
I burn Frankincense once a week. It is something my mother used to do on Friday morning, before my brothers would leave for Friday prayer at the mosque. It’s a tradition in some Middle Eastern countries in cleansing the home of bad energy.
She would also play ‘70s Egyptian music in the background when lunch was being prepared and served. Each song is an hour long, if not more. That would be our main meal at home, and the only time all eight of us would sit together on the floor around a large silver tray, eating from the same large dish. I love playing these songs in my kitchen too. My youngest daughter calls it “camel music”!