Hey there Dolkar! Long time no see!
Hello Pasang! You look great! I love what you’ve done to your hair. Left it loose, hanging down your shoulders.
Yes, Dolkar, I don’t have your patience. You take such good care of your silver tresses, combing them every morning and evening and tying them back into this adorable little knot at the back of your head.
Wow Pasang, all your teeth have gone! How beautiful! I can see your gums!
Don’t worry Dolkar, you’ll lose that lone tooth soon. And then your look will be complete!
Pasang! Thank you! This tooth is rather annoying. It is a sore spot, comes in the way of my gums when I’m chewing. Carmah says I should get new teeth. How uncomfortable! You were saying something about my hair. Yes! You know how tiresome my now thinning tresses were four decades ago. I’m so glad I lost most of my hair and I can now wash my hair at will. It dries up so quickly. No sinusitis, coughs or colds.
You look fabulous. You have at least twenty more wrinkles than you sported the last time we met.
Oh, absolutely. You see, I laugh so much these days. They are crazy, these children. They are so stupid to worry so much. Yesterday, the goat went missing. You should have heard Carmah fuss. I told her the little one would return and it sure did, in the evening. Carmah lost it though! Want more wrinkles? You could do with a few, you know. Sitting out in the sun longer, helps. Next year, I aim for more lines, around the eyes.
Ha! Ha! Any more lines around the eyes and I won’t be able to recognize you, my dear.
Don’t worry. You’ll recognize me by my beautiful jewellery. I look so good, don’t I?
Yes, you do, Love! Look at my necklace. Got a new one just last week.
You were always a great one for jewellery, Pasang. Your fingers look so beautiful with these folds and lines. Do your rings still fit?
Yes, they do. I’m rather vain about my chapped hands. Every crack is testimony to the chores I still do at home.
Yes, you always do a lot. Now, how about some Butter tea at the shop up the mountain?
OK. let’s go. But first let me take a look at the mirror.
You always look good, dear, you don’t need the mirror!
I know my darling, but I do love a little primp.
You never change!
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