Lessons to learn

OUTSIDE “The sky is clear, waters gleaming blue. Where are the humans?” “Do you see that roof shaded by trees? They are hiding there, scared of coming out.” “I guess we’ll let them be. Enjoy the freedom….” “Yeah… no fear of hooks or guns or knives or any other form of torture…..” INSIDE “How long …

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In anticipation

I check on the guest list once again. The pool is cleaned up, chairs in place, ice buckets and glasses laid out, and the aroma of fresh food emanating from the catering enclosure. I want this party to be perfect – before the water freezes. I check the phone to see if somebody is dropping …

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Falling short

“Look here! This photograph is taken from an interesting angle. And we did not have phones to click those days…” I enjoy weekend afternoons with my grandson. Today, I am showing him old albums, where the photographs are stuck with quaint photo-corners. “Granpa, do you remember everything about those days?” “Yeah, sure … vividly.” “Tell …

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You’re impossible

Get off the turtle, if you want to move ahead in life. I am moving constantly. The speed is imperceptible to you. Moving to where? I’ll be outta here, before the water reaches my neck. Do your arithmetic right. The tank fills up at a faster rate. I start leaking after that, and some of …

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