The Gingko Trees 🌳

“Did you know about the Gingko trees?” I said, knowing fully well the reaction it would elicit from the daughter. “Oh Please! There is no need to tell everyone you meet about the Gingko trees you know?” she said. “But there is! Maybe I will write about it.” I said. The gingko trees have given … Continue reading “The Gingko Trees 🌳”

The Lord of the Trees

I gazed out of the window feasting my eyes on The Lord of the Trees working hard so early in the morning. The trees went past their blooming-flowers phase to the sprouting-young-leaves phase in the past few weeks. “How can anyone who has spent any time observing life like this, feel like not preserving it?” … Continue reading “The Lord of the Trees”

The Curious Curvy Trees

Regular readers know that I enjoy reading children’s books. Recently, I read one called, A Curvy Tree, that examines the problems of being different and lonely. In the book, a curvy tree soothes the feeling of a lonely child being teased for being different by taking its own example, and how being different saved its … Continue reading “The Curious Curvy Trees”

Tweet Talk

The cheery morning had us all chirping – much like the world around us. A beautiful, bright, sunny November morning around the time of Thanksgiving is always a special time. The glorious world around us transformed into multi-colored hues, and the auditory world rich with the orchestra of birds made our human companions on the … Continue reading “Tweet Talk”

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?”

When a Tree Laughs

We have had slightly colder days the past few days. The clouds seem to be making an appearance and the wind rustles and bustles through the precocious maple trees starting to turn crimson. I have been looking happier and more wind-swept than ever before after my little walks, and I said so to the folks … Continue reading “When a Tree Laughs”

Back from the Brink – 2

The first conscious thought that gray morning was that we would be amidst giants. The truest, wisest, most resilient of all. We had planned a hike in the coastal redwoods of California near Muir Woods for the husband’s birthday. As we entered Cathedral Grove (a better name I cannot think of, for spirituality shines through … Continue reading “Back from the Brink – 2”

Kimêtawânaw – we all play

The daughter was giving me Tea.  ‘Tea’ I was enlightened earlier, is not the beverage that I love, but interesting events of note in her life. The child told me about her new teachers, the classes, the people around her – the ones who were mean, and the ones who weren’t, something about Discord, and … Continue reading “Kimêtawânaw – we all play”

How to close a Black Hole and other topics

I don’t know what people usually do after they book airline tickets for their parents to come a-visiting. I found the husband contemplating deep philosophical questions about the universe while staring into a black hole.  Baffling behavior really! We had trained ourselves and our visitors to avert their eyes from the hole in the ceiling. … Continue reading “How to close a Black Hole and other topics”