Generation gap

“I don’t see the relevance of this outdated machine being placed here.” “It marks the beginning of an era to make villagers independent.” “Then, it belongs in a museum.” “I value my personal bond with the hands that operated this. It is an object of worship for me.” “I guess, your mindset too, is a … Continue reading Generation gap

Encore

I recall a video by Sara Jacobovici, a music therapist. A child starts mimicking her body movements in response to music. She claims it as the moment when a connection is built, and knowing that the therapy can now move forward. I guess it applies to so many situations - in performing arts, writing or … Continue reading Encore

The Flippant Queen

“I can’t figure out what they want. People who cannot manage their own lives find solace by placing the blame on others, especially those in higher positions. It is human psychology - fingers pointing at others take away the focus from the source of the problem, their own incapability. If they don’t have bread, they … Continue reading The Flippant Queen

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #237

Welcome back! PROMPT #237 We have a word prompt this week Zeitgeist The dictionary meaning of the word is the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time: "the story captured the zeitgeist of the late 1960s" There is no restriction on length … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #237

Eclipse

“There are no permanent enemies or friends in politics”, sighed the party loyalist on seeing his leader shake hands with their bete noire, “all the intense battles we fought have come to nought today.” “The quest for power demands a different discipline. Nobody hands over power to you on a platter,” came another voice with … Continue reading Eclipse

Rebirth

Rebirth is not always about reincarnation or different lifetimes. What fascinates me about the word is its linkage to positivity. A turning point, discovery of potential, eruption of latent forces, change in lifestyle all count as rebirth. However, a downturn is never called so. Birth always holds hope. What we do with a life later … Continue reading Rebirth