Recently, I have been feeling the pain of betrayal. While I grew up, my dad always praised my achievements and my progress in life but always ended by saying, “Don’t forget where you came from.” I never thought about it much back then but now, I realized that its not just a reminder that home is important but also a way of warning me that when I asked questions and opened myself up to things in life, they would change me.
Started out with this haiku with a completely different idea but I like what it ended up being. What feelings do these lines bring up in you?
the sweet smell of winter
as wind strips the last leaves
she decides its time
Autumn brings colors :
sky painted with fury,
homes burning not far.Read More »
Dusk is my favorite time of the day. Sunsets give me a sense of comfort and strength. The picture above was taken from an observatory in the Bay Area. I’m trying my hand at haiku today. Would love to hear what you think! 💬Read More »
Happy Halloween, Everyone! 🎃
Every year at this time, houses in the US and globally are decorated with orange gourds with scary faces carved in them. Jack-o’-Lanterns as they are called are actually an Irish Myth which was adopted in the US. Originally the lanterns were made from turnips and potatoes. Since pumpkins are native to America, they were adopted over the years to make the lanterns.
Read on if you want to know the story of how this tradition came about 🎃 –
One of the books which has been on my to-read list for a very long time. After having read it now, I understand why it’s a classic. Described usually as a coming of age book recommended to teenagers, I think it can mean something to everyone who reads it at any age. It’s a beautifully written book exploring the mind of a person who rejects the world for what it is.
First, let me tell you this, Holden Caulfield is not everyone’s cup of tea. Sixteen years old, Holden at different parts in the book seems like a wise soul stuck in the body of a teenager. Everybody, Holden says, accuses him of acting like a twelve year old. Read More »
On my most recent trip to Berlin, apart from discovering how amazing quark tastes and how its very common to end your sentences with an or (“oder” in German), I fell in love with the little traffic light man – Ampelmann. This little guy is the pedestrian signal. He caught my eye on the very first day when I took a stroll. Read More »
On one of my trips to the library a few months ago, I saw The Rules of Magic in the new books section. It caught my eye because of a bright yellow cover and also because of “magic” in the title. After I got home, I googled the book and read that it was a prequel to another popular book by Alice Hoffman called Practical Magic. Practical Magic was written in 1995 and was made into a movie starring Sandra Bullock Read More »
Standing in line at the café at work, a friend came by and raised his hand to give me a high five and ….. I almost missed! I’ve seen other miss a high five too. Hand-eye coordination fail?! While I waited for my food to get ready I wondered if there was a way to never miss a high five. Read More »