Children, Life, Musings, reflections, Social, Work

Re-ordering priorities

Standing by my bed under yellow light bulbs, my feet were killing me. It was a long day. Folding a million tiny pieces, I longed to wave a magic wand so everything would be done and I could rest my weary feet. Except I couldn’t find my magic wand or conjure up my pixie. Sighing, […]

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Happiness, Life, Musings, reflections

Life. Well lived!

Driving away from home on a Monday evening leaving behind K and the kutties was immensely freeing. Moving at a leisurely pace on winding roads leading to the nearby Kohls, I enjoyed the solitude. Ah! the things we take for granted I thought. Before the girls I had never really given much thought to how […]

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Family, Life, Musings, reflections

The birth of a father

Enjoying a rare hour of solitude this Sunday evening, I pushed back on the recliner and logged in to work mentally rueing the fact that the ability to get to work on a Sunday now feels like relaxation. Before I knew it, the hour was up and I hear the garage rattle its way open […]

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Death, Feelings, Musings, reflections

The place of understanding

Phone cradled between my ear and neck, I stirred a creamy concoction of butter, milk and cheese all the while listening to a broken soul on the other end. My chitappa, voice breaking, was trying to make sense of the loss in his life. As I held on even if just in silence I realized […]

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Feelings, Musings, NaBloPoMo, reflections

No middle ground

Running behind Kay in the crowded space that was my brother’s home celebrating my niece’s birthday, I passed a girl whose face looked familiar. Smiling in my rush, I continued on and finally caught Kay before she put her hand in the trash can. Scooping her up, I looked for a space to rest my […]

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Movie, NaBloPoMo, reflections

Miracles or Coincidences?

People break down into two groups. When they experience something lucky, group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. […]

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NaBloPoMo, reflections

Time will set you free

Today’s writing prompt over at NaBloPoMo is “Define Freedom” The word freedom in my conjures up images of an azure sky dotted with fluffy clouds and a feeling of lightness. I associate freedom with flight. The ability to soar at an altitude and experience a kind of freedom that only being removed from everything familiar […]

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