From Dostoevsky to Dr Seuss

uOne evening, I arrived a tad grumpier than I’d like on a spring evening. That day on the train, there was some commotion ahead of me, and I heard a person rudely shout and say, ‘What are you all doing here? Go back.’ His pugnacious intent scared people. He stared at me and shouted. I … Continue reading “From Dostoevsky to Dr Seuss”

The Dream Weavers Web

It had been a few years since we had taken the magical pill. When the daughter was younger, she was enamored with Disney movies, was obsessed with unicorns and mermaids (the mermaids still hold sway), but the general euphoria with Disney has come down somewhat, or so we thought. It turns out, magic may be … Continue reading “The Dream Weavers Web”

When Seuss-isms Save Your Spirit

“Oh my gosh! You have to write about this!”, said the daughter laughing, and the son looked pleased with himself. He had uttered a Seuss-ism that just made the whole lot of us laugh out loud. I dilly-dally-ed on writing up the little anecdote and the incident has now slipped my mind. It had something … Continue reading “When Seuss-isms Save Your Spirit”

Of Hailstones & Laundry Baskets

“I have a great idea! “, said the kindergartener. His face was shining with excitement. I braced myself and nodded for him to go on. I had between my teeth, a clip that threatened to tie my tongue together, my hands were yanking a large unruly mess of hair into a pony-tail for the daughter, … Continue reading “Of Hailstones & Laundry Baskets”

The King’s Stilts

A few years ago, the pater looked at me with an amused smile on his face, and said, “I’ve been seeing you walking around with that book for weeks. Do you plan to finish it?”  I gave him a mock sorrowful look. It was true. That summer, life had been jolly and full. The son … Continue reading “The King’s Stilts”

Just a Little?

————— I’ve written before about how one of the best gifts of growing up in a different world from the one I inhabit as an adult is the marvelous gifts of literature that keeps on giving. For instance, this week, I am contending with my love for Anne of Green Gables and its TV show, … Continue reading “Just a Little?”

The Magical Optometrists

“Isn’t this such a lovely family outing?” I said. I was smiling and genuinely happy at the mid-week outing. It felt special, and I felt this merited acknowledging it. The daughter, leaned forward in her car seat and gave a genuine throaty laugh. “Oh gosh! Why must you be like this huh?” “But it is … Continue reading “The Magical Optometrists”

Life’s Lessons – Fun Pockets

Life’s lessons are imparted in many ways. On walks in nature, yaps with the children, and of course in the moments of reflection from the constant doing.  Sometimes, all these come together in the form of lovable books. Take these 3 for instance: Seussisms – By Dr Seuss. A lovely book for it collates life’s … Continue reading “Life’s Lessons – Fun Pockets”

The Statues of Liberty

I have had the luxury of traveling and reading the past few days. I read and watched the following in one glorious spurt: I preferred the books and movies with animals & the magic of our thriving universe in them over the ones with just humans in this lot though. Forgotten Beasts  – by Matt … Continue reading “The Statues of Liberty”

A Dip into another Dimension

The July 4th long week-end is always a special one. It comes panting along after the first half of the year has whizzed past in a blur of life. The northern hemisphere goes on as it always has with winter transforming into glorious spring that gradually melts into summer haze. School finishes with a flurry … Continue reading “A Dip into another Dimension”