Have you realized how growing old has its own charms? How comfortable we get in doing the mundane without feeling as if we're missing out on life or something? The constant need for movement and pace seem to be taken over by a need for familiarity and a feeling of well-being. Soaking in the present … Continue reading Simple Pleasures
I tried kissing him while he was polishing his shoes before leaving for work. The shoe brush left black polish marks on my cheek and my arm. “Look, you got all messy!” he exclaimed. Later, I looked at the mirror and smiled. He didn't realize how much I liked the mess. I didn't feel like … Continue reading Shoe Polish
(Image Source: Pinterest) Dearest Baba, Do you remember the time when I first said the word ‘babaiya’ and your eyes lit up like the sun? Even I don’t. Remember the time when I couldn’t sleep at … Continue reading Dad, Sorry For Taking So Long To Wish You A Happy Father’s Day
Those stern eyes stared at me from behind thick glasses. I felt unnerved because mom wasn't there to take care of everything. She was asking questions and I dreaded that I’d be chosen next. Thank God, the lunch bell rang before my turn could come. I started running out of the class with all the … Continue reading Another Mom
The first thing I noticed was your chipped front tooth. You tried hiding your teeth while smiling because you were painfully conscious of your broken tooth. Then I observed how you kept wiping your face as if to make those pimples disappear. You were trying to look your best in front of me. But you … Continue reading Imperfections
(Image Source: Pinterest) The internet is a wonderful thing opening our lives to unprecedented amount of knowledge and entertainment, making us bond with like minded individuals, and creating more efficiency in our lives through services such as online shopping (which might also be the reason for our monthly bankruptcy, but I digress). However, the internet is not … Continue reading Why Do I Walk Away From (Most) Online Arguments These Days?
The taste of first summer rain on your tongue A song on the radio from a time left far away The happiness of your dogs when you return home A familiar scent reminding you of someone you once knew The mountain roads shrouded by blue mist The spray of the ocean on your face The quiet … Continue reading These Simple Things