Conversations with Ma

My relationship with my mother has deepened as I’ve grown, a blessing that I feel immense gratitude for. She’s become a friend, and with that change comes the awareness of the deep wisdom she carries as well as the stories I will never know once she is gone. So, I wanted to keep record of them. When I started to seriously consider that, I knew I had to record the conversations in her voice, in her native tongue, Bangla. Below are a few of those conversations. An English translation follows the conversation.