When Deserts Are Cool

I was calling the parents in India, flushed with excitement from the week-end trip. A Girls Trip to Sedona, Arizona! I twirled the words around in my mouth relishing the effect it would have on the mater in particular. She was bound to be critical for ‘leaving’ the children on this ‘unnecessary jaunting’, and I … Continue reading “When Deserts Are Cool”

On the Shores of Sleep

I lay awake ready to explore the cosmic oceans of the subconscious, which is to say, the eyelids were heavy with welcoming drowsiness, but blessed sleep was momentarily elusive. The infection in my eye was throbbing, and had morphed into a dull headache. A trip to the city earlier in the day had tuckered me … Continue reading “On the Shores of Sleep”

Roving on Planets

Standing outside by the curbside of our home one night, my eyes were drawn to the beautifully illumined Sirius shining bright in the night sky. Sirius has been looking brighter than usual in the winter skies, and I have often stared at the blinking star wondering what was happening that far away in the Universe. … Continue reading “Roving on Planets”

Why is our sky not green?

The elementary school going son, like many children his age, pulls a full why-wagon with him wherever he goes. The questions tumble out with ease, and can be anywhere on the spectrum :  What is Time?  Should I have a fruit punch or grape flavor? Why is there no half-sun?  They are all fair game. … Continue reading “Why is our sky not green?”

Is Earthly Music Universal?

“What is this? Australian music? I thought we were in Africa! “, said the little fellow peering into the dashboard up by the driver’s seat. “Yes- my young man! We have moved on from the plains of the Masai Mara to the deserts of Australia. Traveling the world during lockdown. Feel adventure in your veins!” … Continue reading “Is Earthly Music Universal?”

Turmeric Magic

I felt a surge of amusement when I made cauliflower last time. The grocery lists needed love, and the results were showing. “Yay Cauliflower!” yipped the young son, beaming like the early rising golden moon at this wonderful treat. Moments later, the moon face drifted under the clouds and his face looked disappointed as he … Continue reading “Turmeric Magic”

What Does It Mean to be Human?

I  struggle to write about the past week of events for two reasons. (1)  I have not read enough of Black History in my adopted country to know the depth and breadth of the problem. (A shortcoming, I hope to rectify to the  best of my ability in the coming months.) All I  know is … Continue reading “What Does It Mean to be Human?”

That is the Earth!

“Do you know what this is?” “That is the Earth! From the moon.” said the son matter of factly. “I saw it before!” he said in response to my awed expression. We were looking at the back jacket of a book, that I flipped to the last page first. This is the Earth, by Diane … Continue reading “That is the Earth!”

Shiva & Buddha Together

After all the years in which several girlfriends and I sat around planning grand trips involving sky-diving, snorkeling and weeks in Bali – we decided just like that, to set off to Sedona, Arizona. It sounded like the most exciting place on Earth. Like the son said, there is such a matching ring to it, … Continue reading “Shiva & Buddha Together”