I've been having trouble with forgiveness. It's just not my greatest strength these days. I suspect that it's the root of having most things stuck up where they are. I fear that what I write here will be used against me, as it has been done in the past. There's no forgiveness for people trespassing... Continue Reading →
Locked up for more than nine months, there are thoughts in their mind that have outgrown their stay, festered, and even forgotten. I've not gotten them out. And even if I have, they've been so poorly said that their magnificence or their decadence has not been properly acknowledged. It's time that I break the chains.... Continue Reading →
I don't think I want to travel by plane anymore. I've taken too many flights recently. They speed up time. I want to take a train to the North next. It will change soil every few hours. It will slow down time.
The other day a memory came back to me; one that I had lost. I was strolling outside the mosque next to the Spice Bazaar at Eminonu. There were a lot of pigeons stuttering on the ground. In small booths sat frail, old women who sold pigeon food for 1 lira, each in a tiny... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, I attended a very beautiful talk at a Literature Festival. My visit to the festival made me realize what I had been sorely missing out on this year. Although I attended just one session, was hugged by a known writer, and then walked around Bandra alone on a cool winter’s night, it was reassuring... Continue Reading →
There is something heart-warming about a letter in the mail. No, not those kinds that deflect their cowardice on you for some sort of self-importance. (Yes, you. I’m talking to you. You’re on my blog. Happy much?) Going back to the part about the letter in the mail. I use email quite a bit, and... Continue Reading →
I put a lot of limits on myself. When I spend a whole week doing activities beyond my reach and capacity, I watch myself and feel surprised. Then, I tell myself to slow down. How can I do so much? When I live unbounded for some periods, I feel that I have had enough and must... Continue Reading →
I've spent enough time thinking of a good opening line for this post. Especially since I have so many things sitting right on top of my mind peeping over the ledge and, unfortunately, not falling over. I could do with a little less thinking you see. I have come to realise that sometimes no one... Continue Reading →