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Archive for December, 2013

Christmas drinks

published on: 23.12.2013 in: All entries

During a ‘women’s only’ Christmas party, I handed all the guests a blank card. I asked them to write down what 2013 had brought them on one side of the card, and their expectations for 2014 on the other side. On reading the cards, 2013 showed varying emotions. Some experienced a year of set backs, […]


the old woman’s face

published on: 15.12.2013 in: All entries

This old woman. Her face is as creased as the tissue in my pocket, the one I forgot to throw away. But fumble with now. She giggles a lot. It is not a chuckle, it is a girl’s giggle. It is bereft of all worries in life. The future is yet to come when you […]


a woman, the daughter and the father

published on: 09.12.2013 in: All entries

A woman is having lunch with her 3-year-old daughter. The woman has cool boots. The daughter wears bright pink snow boots. It isn’t so cold outside, not really. The daughter waits for her father, while the woman studies her iPhone. She mutters “hm-mm” now and then, to her daughter. And sometimes she says “shhh” when […]


speaking words of wisdom (to self)

published on: 08.12.2013 in: All entries

“When I find myself in times of trouble, mother mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom: let it be. And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom: let it be. And when the broken-hearted people living in the world agree, there will be an […]