This Year Was…


Reflections on 2017

When I look  back at 2017, I am struck by the sheer beauty of it. This year was a kaleidoscope of jagged edges – shards of glass and pain- and beautiful, shimmering pearls of sunshine and love. I thought that I would reach a certain point in my life at the end of this year. […]

December 21, 2017

Sweetness


Reflections on 2017

What kind of a prompt would make you think of sweetness? For some, it might be the sweetness in their morning cup of coffee. To others, the sweetness in a pancake. And for many others, sweetness means the joy of moments lingering by, long after they have gone. Sweetness is the hug of a cherished […]

December 20, 2017

Brings Me Joy


Reflections on 2017

There are days when life seems insufferable. We know. We have all been there. There are days when you just want to curl up in a little ball and forget that the world exists. We know. We have all been there. There are days when people seem cruel and unjust, and you just want to […]

December 19, 2017

Favorite Photo Of Me


Reflections on 2017

I don’t take kindly to photographs. No, I appear better in photos than I do in real life, as an ex-friend once told me. But what I mean is that I am a horrible person to be photographed. I don’t have patience, I am shy, and I have to be ‘in the mood’ to pose. […]

December 18, 2017

I Let Go Of…


Reflections on 2017

I am a control freak. The idea of not being in control of anything terrifies me. I probably made a lousy manager during my corporate life! Over the course of my life, I have believed that we have a choice in the way we allow our lives to be. I don’t think I have been […]

December 17, 2017

Sparkle


Reflections on 2017

You can’t see it in that picture. But can you? Look closer. Look closely and you will send one dot of light. That was the sparkle from one little star on the most starry night I have seen in a long while. My friends and I were camping in Nachikuppam, a little village near Krishnagiri […]

December 16, 2017

Best Decision Of 2017


Reflections on 2017

I am not a very decisive person. I guess there is something about being born in June that makes you think you are a typical Gemini. I am the sort of person who struggles with decisions that are life-changing, such as which shampoo to choose, for instance. Or worse, whether I should go running today […]

December 15, 2017

Ten Years Ago


Reflections on 2017

I don’t really keep a journal. This blog is all I have. So, when this prompt came up, I didn’t know what to do because I keep giving my memories away to those who are ready to receive them. What can I remember of 10 years ago? I turned to Gmail. And slowly, the mails […]

December 14, 2017

Five Things About Me-2


Reflections on 2017

I wrote a much longer post for the Five Things About Me last year. This year, though, it’s much shorter. I have written a book of short stories that I am too scared to pass on to a publisher. I have difficulty in letting go – of things and people,  but once I do, then […]

December 13, 2017

Reflection


Reflections on 2017

Chettinad in April was a hot cauldron. The crumbling mansions here belonged to another era. Time had warped a slow dance through this village. As I stepped out of the heritage bungalow of Chettinad Mansion, the air suffocated me immediately with the heat. It was not yet noon. I wilted, but I walked on. I […]

December 12, 2017