Respect

“Mind it. Remember where you are. Remember who I am. Mind what comes out of your mouth, or you’ll regret it.” “A home is based on love and affection, not egos and dislikes. This is a home, darling, I love you.” “You will respect me. You will listen to what I say, and you’ll do […]

Ode to affection

Once upon a time, there lived a girl who liked to be sensible. Everything about her seemed like a sensible, well reasoned decision. Her little plastic ballet flats, uncomfortable enough to warrant a shoe bite for the first three weeks of wearing it, were surprisingly pragmatic in battling the fury of the small-town monsoon, which […]

the curse of existence

I wonder what it feels like to grow old. I wonder how helpless you feel when your body aches simply because you stand up. How numb you feel when you slowly lose your hearing, or eyesight, or taste, or energy. It must be sheer torture to have your mind remain sharp as a needle while […]

Intrusive thoughts, good intentions

It’s incredibly difficult to sort out the thoughts in your head, to distinguish between the terrible ones that just ‘pop’ up and the actual, negative emotions that you’re feeling. Because, let’s face it, everyone thinks terrible things to a certain extent. We’ve all had ephemeral ideas that just appear out of nowhere leaving us reeling […]

Sour

Men Loud and haughty, laughter spilling out of their bodies, leaning towards each other in anticipation for yet another untimely racist ‘joke’. Sloppily held glasses dripping neat whiskey over ugly, ill fitting shoes. Chunky, fashionably oversized glasses magnifying eyes completely bereft of kindness, pot bellies and shifting eyes, with packs of cheap cigarettes stuffed into […]

Like all good fruit, the balance of life is in the ripe and ruin.

-mood music- Peace. That’s the only word that can currently describe what I’m feeling at this juncture of my life. I’d like to think it’s because of the unwavering effort I’ve been putting into keeping myself busy, keeping my mind distracted, and forcing relentless positivity upon myself. It also doesn’t hurt that for the first […]

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is […]