Saturday 7 August 2010
Today we sorted out our room. Stanzin has 4 or 5 types of grass brushes for different jobs. Some are long, thin, soft and feathery, formed from the tips of the grass right down to the stalk. Some are thicker, stiffer brushes, formed from only the stalks. Some are rough, and spread out at the end, like a short brush made from tough heather. These brushes looked like dishevelled spiders! Each brush is for a specific purpose. The soft feathery ones are for fine brushing, sweeping down the lovely, brightly coloured carpets and rugs that cover the mattresses. The rough ones are for sweeping the interior earthen floors.
Today I had a complete body wash in 1 litre of water. My Mum told me when one does this, 'you wash down as far as possible, wash up as far as possible, then wash possible!'