If you must do something, then inspire people to truly live.

Language barely does the job of expressing how we feel; words cannot always convey the depth of an emotion a person can feel at a moment for another person, be it for a friend, a lover or a child. And funnily, as much as we would like to pretend otherwise, the intensity of the emotion…

Bella Ciao, Bella Ciao, Bella Ciao!

I am watching money heist. The mother of the police officer in charge has Alzheimer’s. As such that makes her extremely unfit to be the caretaker of the police officer’s daughter. While watching it I majorly judged the officer for taking such a faulty call, especially when she’s had a violent spouse who could any…

Good Beginnings are overrated 

  In my experience the phrase, “First impression is the last impression,” could not be more inaccurate because one of my closest friendships had a shaky beginning. We did not like each at all in the beginning, but now seven years later, here we are, by each other’s sides.  We feel immensely grateful that we…

Thank God for complexity; else we wouldn’t have miracles!

“I don’t like the clean-shaven boy with the necktie and the good job. I like desperate men, men with broken teeth and broken minds and broken ways. They interest me. They are full of surprises and explosions.”  — Charles Bukowski There is something intrinsically interesting about complexity. I love complexity for its complexity. I like…

Faith… a long way away from Home

Judge all you want, But that woman who doesn’t want to birth her own, Feeds the stray dogs around her apartment.   That man who maintains a spic and span apartment, Has been brought up in squalor all his life. So judge his minimalistic life. Judge all you want.   That woman with the hijab…

How do you touch me without using your hands?

There is somebody out there who wants to be with me I can feel it in the way he looks at me The way he tries to hold my hand The way he ruffles my hair  Or how he kisses me on the forehead.   But I don’t remember any longer  What falling in love…

Inching to Perfection

We attract what we are.. we attract more of what we already are.. In every relationship, I look for where the person was damaged As if that might explain everything about them. In each conversation, I try to look for the implicit context, As if that might exactly be what they want to say but…

The Dinner Date

We met each other at Chili’s. Just looking at him warmed something inside of me. It was only the 3rd time that we were meeting each other. After a chaste peck on the lips he sat down opposite me. I was both grateful for the distance and upset by it. Dinner was good. He had…

The Day After the First Night

I ubered back to my brothers’ very early on Sunday. He had a mid morning flight to catch and after last night I wanted to put some distance between us. Physically. As I peeled of my dress and got into the shower, I could see the marks beginning to take form.. around my nipples, under…

One of the Good Days..

It was one of the good days. She woke to him nuzzling her neck, whispering sorry for what he had said yesterday. She teared up and he kissed them away. All forgiven and forgotten. They stayed in bed late, him talking about one of his students who just refused to look at his books and…