Musings, Tag

3 Quote Challenge: 1

LG of Gobblefunk Words tagged me on this 3 Quote Challenge where you share a quote that resonates with you for three days and tag other bloggers who would like to participate. So, here goes my all time favorite quote. This quote came to me at a time when my self esteem was at its […]

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Election, Musings

Echo Chambers

It’s been a week since the US Elections. I have run the gamut of emotions and settled on a combination of resigned and accepted. I still haunt the groups I was part of, I follow twitter handles that resonate with me politically. Most mornings I consume news that rises up from the swamp that is […]

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Blues, Musings, Parenthood, Parenting

Beating The Blues, Tomorrow.

I walk in after dropping my youngest daughter at daycare. I see evidence of the morning rush near the shoe rack. Shoes strewn all over. I am tempted to put them back in order but I move on. I open the door only to stumble on a half naked doll by the cedar chest housing […]

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Election, Musings

Fear

Pattu walked down, groggy with sleep, sleepiness a cloud around her face. I turned to hold her and then pushed her away to go brush. “Amma, did Clinton win?” I did not look at her choosing instead to saute cauliflower, the hot pan sizzling and steaming, obscuring not just my tears. “No Pattu, Trump won. […]

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Election, Joy, Musings

Cultivating Joy

After four days at home, Laddu seemed ready for school this morning. The fever was gone but the sniffles and the broken voice told a different story. “Amma! Where’s my lunch bag?” sealed it for me. After Saathi and the twins left, I helped her with her jacket and she insisted on wearing her shoes […]

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Family, Musings, Rituals

The Making of Memories

“I don’t have a family.” Ammu looks glum as she sits beside her appa, her knees drawn to her chest. I am feeding Laddu across the room. My ears perk up but I do not turn, waiting instead to hear what propelled that comment. I hear Saathi’s voice, a hint of amusement in it. “What […]

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Musings, NaNoWriMo

On A Writing Break

Yes! Am doing it again this year. On impulse I signed up for the month long writing challenge that if done with dedication will leave me with a novel length manuscript at the end of it. This time around, I am working on a memoir of sorts. I say of sorts because at the moment […]

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