A few weeks back, our amah Suzi took us to get a Hindu blessing for our baby Hazel.  Apparently the god who is worshiped in the temple behind our apartment is very strong; Suzi told me she was praying to him when I was in the hospital in labor.  The short ceremony for one-month old Hazel included lighting incense, offering fruit and ringing a bell loudly around her head (that part she didn’t like so much). I know it mean a lot to Suzi to do this blessing for Hazel.  Here is a shot of her with Suzi’s mom.

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