Green


Reflections on 2017

What colours can our mind weave? When I think of the word ‘green’, I am reminded of rolling hills, of vistas of green stretching away. I think of the feel of wet grass under my feet many years ago when I was teaching in an international school in Bangalore. But what does green remind me […]

December 8, 2017

I Was Challenged By


Reflections on 2017

This year marks my first full year without a full-time job. I had been working the grind every single year ever since I graduated back in 2002. 2017 was the year that would test this resolve of mine to be ‘retired’ the most. But here I am. In 2017, I was continually challenged by the […]

December 6, 2017

Circles


Reflections on 2017

The circle is a beautiful shape – a moving continuation of eternity. When I think of the circle, I am reminded of Life itself. I think of all the ways we repeat endlessly our mistakes, our follies, and our beauty. When I think of myself, I think of myself as a circle. There is no […]

December 4, 2017

The Best Day Of 2017


Reflections on 2017

This was easy. There are all kinds of families, as Tolstoy once wrote, and I have paraphrased him horribly. My family is one of a kind too. My family is one that doesn’t go out too much together. We don’t really travel together much. We are not even the sort who frequent restaurants together all […]

December 3, 2017

Red


Musings, Reflections on 2017

I have never really been fascinated by the color red. Black has always been my color of choice. My wardrobe is filled with black. My moods are often black. I crave the darkness of the night. But when I think of ‘red’ and I think of 2017, I am reminded of one thing – red […]

December 2, 2017

Early


Musings, Reflections on 2017

A year earlier, I was part of a wonderful Facebook group called ‘Reflections.’ The goal of that group is to encourage sharing through a series of thoughtful and insightful prompts through the month of December. I so enjoyed my prompts last year that I decided to join the challenge this year as well. The first […]

November 30, 2017

The Worst Lesson of 2017


Reflections on 2017, Relationships

Stage 1 : The stage of wondrous discoveries Stage 2 : The name-calling and the abuse begins Stage 3 : The glorious comeback Stage 4 : The abrupt, anger-filled end Stage 1 The stage of wondrous discoveries When I met DR online last year in February, I was entering a new phase in life – […]

November 22, 2017