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

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


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

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #236

Welcome back! And I feel privileged to be back here. There are certain doorways that lead to unknown places. The terminology is different for what we experience - across the threshold or back from there. PROMPT #236 The prompt is a theme again... Rebirth Think of times you've felt revived, reinvigorated, alive -- maybe through … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #236

Peer Pressure

Who does that? raised eyebrows mockThere are words in my mouthBut I swallow thoseand get on with my life calendars changeso do mindsetsI can’t connecttheir irrepressible instinctsto enter doorwaysnow gone digital social isolationis not lonelinessI feel completein my work - thoughtsbordering on unboundedness And of course…those disruptive peopleare only a button awaywaiting to enter doorwaysto … Continue reading Peer Pressure