Fire in the snow

It’s an unusual sight – soldiers pouring in bottles of Old Monk rum down the throat of a frozen mule, to generate heat within. The mule is a comrade who stepped on thin ice, with a burden on his back, and was buried in snow. There is no way that a soldier lets go of … More Fire in the snow

Alone

The sky was clear now, after a rainy spell of many years …. that’s right – years, not days or months. She had wished to soak in encouragement, enthusiasm and admiration. But her near and dear ones had chosen to be dampeners instead. They feared her power, the expanse of her flight and they feared … More Alone

Why Wing It?

A wing fell off, right in middle of the act, and little Linda forgot her lines. She could get up and walk. She could recognize her classmates and teachers in the audience, who were not there, a while ago. What happened to all those elves and sister fairies, who were guiding her to reach out … More Why Wing It?

Expansiveness

Oneness redefined in shadows of the infinite How small do we look under the blue umbrella? Will holding each other add a little more weight give us some presence in nature’s scheme of things?   And then the sky speaks- I am what I am not with the height or intangibility but – because I … More Expansiveness

Making it work

“I don’t like this place.” “It’s your new home, Hannah! You chose this.” “I chose a person, not the place and culture. I don’t change as an individual, because I like a particular person. I’m not compelled to adopt a different culture and lifestyle.” “Girls do it everywhere, when they marry in a different country, … More Making it work

Recurring deposits

I’m seen as strong but being blamed emotionally abused for being myself breaks me silently   I am wilful I am defiant it has been induced by the battles I fought to just be myself   Incompatibility is not criminal you are to be blamed as much as I for being different   Forgiveness happens … More Recurring deposits