Does grief make you a better writer?

I know that the title is insensitive. Ordinarily it would be insensitive for me to tell you that the parts of you that are hurting the most could be turned into something beautiful. But if you think about it, it could also be the best way to pay homage to your loss.  In the space…

What’s your definition of a perfect world?

In a perfect world, things would happen to my liking, to my tastes and to my sensibilities. And I call it perfect because I understand that they are not likely to happen that way. So here’s what I will settle for. Books to read. Concepts and abstractions to wonder about. Notebooks to jot down my…

Can someone really change?

When I look back, say 10 years, I don’t think I was a nice person. I was zero on empathy, didn’t believe in feeling too much or anything at all. I was in a relationship of convenience, or maybe in multiple relationships of convenience. A lot of what I let myself feel was “transactional”. I…

Three books that I can read any number of times.

I was going through a bad break up, my worst so far. I knew in my bones that it was over, but I willed the universe into giving me signals that there was still hope. I looked out for signs behind cars, anything that could be his name. I played Ludo and bet that if…

The future of present.

What I really want to say is that this isn’t how I expected the future of my present to be. Then in the present, I was dreamy, hopeful, and in love with the idea of being in a relationship. All I saw was that I wouldn’t have to miss this person any more. I would…

All The World’s a Stage!

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.” Aldous Huxley   If there is anything that these dark times have taught us, it is that humans are in fact…