The Wind in the Reefs

We are enjoying Wind in the Willows sort of days of late. Every so often, I crave for some comfort reading and fall back on Children’s story books. The Wind in the Willows is one such. I still remember my best friend walking up to the front of the assembly and saying nervously, “The Wind … Continue reading “The Wind in the Reefs”

The Books That Lit Up 2021

There were times in the past year when I felt the old reading habit was flagging. There was simply too much going on to properly immerse in the beauty and peace of it all. Yet, somehow, looking at the list, there is a good combination of old favorite authors, re-reads of a few books – … Continue reading “The Books That Lit Up 2021”

Tales from a River Bed

I stood there one morning, the serenity of the surroundings mirrored in my face. There, ahead of me, in the river bed with just a trickle of water making its way to the bay in the west was a snowy white egret. It stood there relishing its solitude. I have never seen them in groups … Continue reading “Tales from a River Bed”

The Joy-o-meter

“I read the book like Appa watches a movie! Done in 15 minutes, but got the gist. “ I said to general laughter. When the Spring cleaning bug bites, the family scuttles, and shy away from me like a horse that choked on plastic flowers once, and whinnies at the fresh wildflowers in the fields.  … Continue reading “The Joy-o-meter”

Clouds & Rain

“Rain Rain Go Away Come Again An-other Day” The son was plucking away at the notes on the keyboard. I recognized the nursery rhyme and said, Let’s sing it as : “Rain Rain Come Again We have had none To-day” He gave me a quizzical look, and started laughing. “Is this your words have meaning thing-y?” “Well…yes! … Continue reading “Clouds & Rain”

When Autumn Feels Like Spring

The first day of fall was here, and it felt like the first day of spring. I stepped out to see a blue, blue sky with some cumulus clouds flecking the ocean above with froth. My heart soared like the eagle above. High and higher still. The air felt fresh like it does after the … Continue reading “When Autumn Feels Like Spring”

Published eBooks

Festivals in the Jungle “A book of youth, and so perhaps chiefly for youth and those who still keep the spirit of youth alive in them; of life, sunshine, running water, woodlands, dusty roads, winter firesides, free of problems, clear of the clash of the sex, of life as it might fairly be supposed to … Continue reading “Published eBooks”

To Nourish & To Cherish

This May marks 15 years of nourish-ing &  cherish-ing. I started the blog out as a sort of a personal journal with embarrassingly personal posts. But over time, the journal took on a life of its own. It has helped me find my voice, helped me resoundingly answer the question, “What is your friend?“, and has … Continue reading “To Nourish & To Cherish”

Thoughts Gained & Lost

I looked at this note written a few days ago: both amused and exasperated at it. **** The children said something – what? As I was walking around by myself, it came to me loud and clear, and now cannot seem to remember it! But remember, and remember to WRite about it!! It had obviously … Continue reading “Thoughts Gained & Lost”

Golden Memory Bubbles

I was excited beyond measure – I was going to see my dearest friend after almost two decades. It didn’t feel like decades had passed since I last saw her. The flutter in my stomach was the same as when school reopened after the holidays. I was eager, expectant and a little nervous. As I … Continue reading “Golden Memory Bubbles”