November 14, 2017

Self-love for dummies

Exactly one year ago I declared my love. For everything around and within me. The love affair has continued and gotten stronger with each passing day. The love has made me do things I never thought I could or would or should. And that is exactly because I stopped defining my could, would and should. I “couldn’t” define anyway – I have been so hopelessly besotted and dreamy eyed to “do” anything. I just loved. Because non loving, I realized, took so much effort. Lazy is good. Don’t just do something, stay there – I heard myself say. So under […]
November 14, 2016

Getting lovey dovey again!

I am thirty six and in love. This love is different from any kind of love I have felt in my last over three and a half decades. There is a spring in my step. A twirl in my walk. A helpless, almost beatific smile on my face. Not always though, but a lot more often than ever before. At times I am so mad in love that I am happy to completely lose myself in it. The world suddenly seems painted with flowers of spring, red leaves of autumn, blue skies of summer and snow-capped mountains of winter. Being […]
September 2, 2016

The one thing I wish for you

Dear son, It’s my birthday today. I was born as a Mom on this day four years back. I was never a Mom before that and starting that day, will always be one. Somebody asked me what my favorite things were to do in my free time. I said writing, singing and a few other things. And you are forgetting your son? he said. I said, that isn’t a thing I do, that is what I am. Like living and breathing is not what I do, it is me. It happens. Being a mother is me. In the three and […]