My husband is worried that I’m painting too rosy a picture of what happens on the prayer stair. Just to set the record straight, there is often a lot of jostling (sometimes fighting) about who sits where before we even start. Sometimes at least one of us is in a bad mood. If there is a quiet moment, it isn’t uncommon for someone to say something in a really low voice or in an accent (or both) and make us all crack up. Any prayer that might occur happens in that context. Now you know.