I sat there on the iron bench Amidst the large concrete pots Overflowing with seasonal flowers The evening sun shone On my tired face; for a moment I looked up from my phone Pausing the search for a cab And the frantic need to be home
All around me, I could see Hunched shoulders, quick footfall Towards the exit gate. And what for? To run away from the fatigue Of a hectic day at work Or to rush into another con call With an unending to-do list
I sat there rooted in silence Aware of the breathing Of the weary and their worry I wondered where all this leads; Why we never stopped to see The radiant blooms of Spring – Wilting sooner than ever In the heat of our distress
I am just ME … a soul streaming across constellations, over eons of turbulent changes and tranquil noises, perturbed by the visions that engulf me and ruffled by the oft complacence that challenges the change. Yet, I must travel further across the galaxies, in search of the ultimate metamorphosis. Until then, I sojourn in this life, engrossed in my earthly callings of a wife, mother, professional, writer, dreamer, and seeker.
On this blog you will find a spectrum of fiction, poetry, reviews, thoughts, snippets, inspiration, experiences, voices, concerns, excerpts, and everything that the soul has gathered in her fold, over years of reading, searching, finding, losing, and discovering. I regularly indulge in various creative pursuits, like crochet, experimental cooking, reading, and writing, and I hold a managerial/editorial role in a financial services organization with a global footprint.
For a long time, social media hijacked my personal writing space, as I was sharing more on Facebook and writing Tweet-sized poetry on Twitter. Social media is instant but temporary gratification. Ultimately, a writer needs their own space, and personal blogging provides that space. I had started a blog more than a decade ago but all things need to be infused with new life, emerge in a new avatar, and so it is with my new blog space.
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