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Thoughts as My Dad Made a Most Unusual Drink

A DIY story with a bigger idea

Monica Ray, M.Ed, MS
Published in
5 min readMar 26, 2024

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A bael fruit on a walnut table.
A lone and unusual fruit on a table (credit: Monica Ray)

In February, I went to India on a microcation (a leisure vacation lasting less than five nights).

One sunny morning, after jet lag was conquered, I woke up earlier than usual and was enjoying a cup of Darjeeling…

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Monica Ray, M.Ed, MS
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