Shofar

Having opportunity to listen to birds calling, I’ve heard Big songs coming from quite small birds that are striking. I was wondering, what miracle gave them that gift? Daring to be so loud and broadcasting[1]! But then why take such risks – “You never know who’s listening”… When its nearly the dead of winter, for…

Wherever we are now

Wherever we are now We can have happiness, As children will find moments to play – Even among ruins of war; While they live in the present moment. Some of them play king of the hill, Others play with snakes and insects. The lucky ones will have dollies, paints, and Tonka trucks instead. Yes it…

Snow as metaphor

Snow- my birthday gift (I was born on the snow-moon- the full moon just finished. ( first draft). [So here I sit swaddled, hot cocoa in hand after my fun foray to clear frontage; writing about it now on my birthday stationary.] I love snow. It hasn’t failed to lift my heart but once… after…

AMA – a mystical perspective (Ayurveda part 2)

[ here we are in that time of Lent, but I have disclaimer. Every birthday for me, falls right in the middle of Lent and when traditionally there would be little fresh fruit. Parties and expected pleasures were muted. Sometimes that a great reason for a big party, right in the thick of gloom? I…

Careless Speech

With free speech, the person with the most power gets to say them. Those with purse strings, consciously choose what is said during airtime. For that reason, “Free speech” is really a misnomer, I really wish they’d “fix” the First Amendment. Hold your tongue if you know what’s good for you. Reread the Old Testament book of Sirach, It doesn’t mince words! Speaking out of turn or rank, the weaker one will suffer.

L.D. #8 – with a twist

So after sending a huge bouquet with pathetic but sincere love note, hearing nothing, I went to visit. This was my second visit or so, in 15 months.    I went looking flashy with makeup, heels and a dress- which I can do, but usually don’t. The two new staff were nice, but a little frumpy.…

Change -a Ballerina’s[1] Perspective and Metaphor

I’m not much of a balletophile per se, that is, I don’t love watching people dance usually, but I love to be doing it. Or did, even though it can be distracting, if not a bit painful to do every movement with “rice crispies” crackling in joints! But then, I've had creaking and cracking since…